Live Highlands Ranch : HRCA Hires New General Manager and Chief Executive Officer
HRCA announces new General Manager and Chief Executive Officer - Jerry Flannery
The Highlands Ranch Community Association (HRCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Flannery as the new General Manager and Chief Executive Officer.
Jerry comes to the HRCA bringing a wealth of talent and experience from his position as City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer for Commerce City. Under his leadership, the city employed a web-based customer service relationship management system; created over 600 private-sector jobs; and purchased the 65-acre Mile High Greyhound Park for redevelopment. He implemented strong fiscal policies to weather the economic downturn, resulting in balanced budgets, zero cuts in city services, and no employee layoffs or furloughs. Flannery oversaw the city's first strategic economic development plan, comprehensive plan and municipal code revisions, which enabled the city to expand in a thoughtful, sustainable manner. He also expanded Commerce City's presence within the region, building and strengthening reltionships with local governments, educational institutions, non-profits, business and civic organizations that will benefit the city for years to come.
"Based upon his extensive management experience, proven leadership skills and exceptional reputation within the Denver-metro community, we are convinced that Jerry will be an outstanding GM/CEO for the Highlands Ranch Community Association," says Gregory Terry, HRCA Board President. “He has the leadership skills to ensure the financial success and sustainable development of the community and the association."
Prior to his appointment as city manager, Mr. Flannery served as deputy county manager for Coconio County, Arizona, the second largest county in the United States. An alumna of Arizona State University, he was awarded the 2010 McCloy Fellowship and recognized by the International City & County Manager’s Association for his years of service.
“I am excited to be a part of the Highlands Ranch community and to lead one of the largest Community Associations in the nation into the next phase of its history. I look forward to working closely with the Board of Directors, staff, businesses and our residents to implement the Board's strategic plan and vision for the success of our Community”.
The HRCA has helped to create a unique quality of life with its management of open space, first-class recreation facilities and programs, and community events which has earned Highlands Ranch many national rankings as one of the best places to live in the country. Mr. Flannery will continue this tradition, when he starts with the HRCA on Dec. 5, 2011.
Thanks to www.hrcaonline.org for this update.