Hutto City Manager Odis Jones named as finalist for city manager position in Aurora, Colorado

Hutto City Manager Odis Jones was named one of four finalists for the city manager position in Aurora, Colorado, according to a notice posted by Aurorau2019s city government.

Hutto City Manager Odis Jones was named one of four finalists for the city manager position in Aurora, Colorado, according to a notice posted by Aurorau2019s city government.

Update July 2, 6:10 p.m.: Hutto Mayor Doug Gaul has released a comment responding to the news that City Manager Odis Jones is a finalist for the city manager position in Aurora, Colorado.

“Odis has rebuilt the organization and brought together a talented and capable executive and leadership team,” said Gaul in a statement Monday night. “He has done an outstanding job here in growing the organization, driving economic development, and building a deep bench in terms of talent within the organization.”

“We would hate to lose him, and while it comes as no surprise that he is sought after and in demand, we’d obviously prefer he stay here in Hutto," Gaul said.

Original post: Hutto City Manager Odis Jones was named one of four finalists for the city manager position in Aurora, Colorado, according to a notice posted by Aurora’s city government.

The notice named Jones alongside three other candidates. Aurora is hosting a meet and greet with Jones and the other finalists July 13, with a council vote to approve the final hire to come at a later date.



Aurora is a suburb of Denver and has a population of more than 350,000.

Jones declined to comment and Hutto Public Information Officer Eliska Padilla commented that city council members are aware that Jones is being considered for the Aurora city manager position.

Jones joined Hutto after a 6-1 votes to approve his hiring Nov. 17, 2016.

He moved to Hutto from Michigan, after serving as Detroit’s CEO of the public lighting authority. Jones also was the city administrator in Obetz, Ohio, and the executive director of development for Cincinnati.

“I’m truly humbled and I’m truly excited about Hutto,” Jones told Community Impact at the 2016 meeting. “There are great people here. You feel it. It’s a loving community. As a Christian man, it feels good to be here.”
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.