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Dorothy Hargrove Named Englewood Deputy City Manager

Post Date:09/13/2019 12:00 PM

Dorothy HargroveOn September 11, Englewood City Manager Shawn Lewis announced the appointment of Dorothy Hargrove as Deputy City Manager.

Hargrove has broad-based experience in the public sector having served as Englewood's Director of Library Services; Director of Parks Recreation and Library; and most recently as Interim City Manager.  As Director of Parks Recreation and Library, Hargrove reorganized those departments, eliminated redundancies, while improving customer service.  Additionally, she helped lead an effort to construct a regional trailhead in cooperation with South Platte Working Group partners.  As Interim City Manager, she worked with City Council and department directors to manage municipal operations for ten months as the city conducted a City Manager recruitment process.  She holds master's degrees in both business administration and library science from the University of Denver and a bachelor of arts from Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

"Dorothy is respected and admired throughout the organization as a thoughtful and fair-minded leader who sets high expectations for herself and all those around her," said City Manager Shawn Lewis.  "She is already serving a critical role in the work of the City Manager's Office as Interim Deputy City Manager, and I've found her organization skills, systems approach and willingness to tackle complex problems in a timely manner to be invaluable," he added.

"I am pleased to be a part of the Englewood community and honored that Shawn has given me this opportunity," Hargrove said.  "I am looking forward to working with him, our dedicated staff and City Council as we continue to work together to make Englewood one of Colorado's premiere cities," she added.