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Bid Title: Recruitment Services for Finance Director/ Town Treasurer
Category: Special
Status: Closed
Bid Recipient: Kelly Houghteling,


The Town is seeking proposals from qualified executive search consultant firms to assist in the recruitment of a Finance Director/Town Treasurer.

The Town of Wellington, Northern Colorado’s Gateway, is located on Interstate 25 ten miles north of the City of Fort Collins and thirty miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains offering easy access to either of these large cities while giving its residents the enjoyment of small-town charm. The town covers more than three square miles, with an additional 13 miles in the town’s growth management plan. The long-range plan for Wellington includes a nucleus of small-town amenities, residential regions, excellent schools, including a new high school under construction, a relatively large area of commercial and light industrial, surrounded by rural housing and agricultural land. The community has an “old town” center surrounded by affordable housing developments containing parks and trails.

The Town has seen substantial growth over the years and currently has a population of approximately 11,047. People are drawn to Northern Colorado for the quality of life, abundance of jobs, affordable land, moderately priced homes, award winning schools and countless acres of open space and trails on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Outdoor and recreational opportunities abound with close proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park. There are many community activities for children and adults, including sports and recreation programs, library programs, annual 4th of July festival, Parade of Lights and much more.

The Town of Wellington provides comprehensive municipal services including building plan review and inspections, road maintenance, park and cemetery maintenance, water and sewer services, the public library, senior center and code enforcement. Wellington is governed via a Board of Trustees/Administrator form of government. The Town’s Mayor and six members of the Board of Trustees are elected by a town-wide vote for 4-year terms. Day-to-day operations of the Town are managed under the direction of the Town Administrator, to whom the Town's department heads report. The Town currently employs 54.25 full-time employees.

Publication Date/Time:
11/24/2021 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
12/6/2021 11:59 PM
Contact Person:
Please submit via PDF to Kelly Houghteling at
The search firm should specialize in executive public sector management recruitment. To be eligible to respond to this RFP, the proposing firm must demonstrate, or the principals assigned to the project, have successfully completed services similar to those specified for towns similar in size and complexity to the Town of Wellington.
Special Requirements:
• Work Town staff and to develop a candidate profile.
• Validate desirable candidate characteristics through discussions with staff and Board of Trustees. (The Town Treasurer piece of this position reports directly to the Board. The duties are listed in the Town's Municipal Code.)
• Develop recruitment brochures and related materials.
• Advertise and market the position to seek a diverse pool of applicants.
• Conduct qualifications screening of applications.
• Develop, distribute, collect, and evaluate supplemental questions.
• Conduct preliminary interviews with most qualified candidates and recommend semi-finalists for screening interviews at the Town.
• Recommend finalists to the Town and coordinate interviews.
• Conduct reference and criminal/financial/educational background checks.
• Maintain appropriate written contact with applicants at each phase of the recruitment.

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