Summit County Council appoints Janna Young as interim County Manager
(July 15, 2022) — Summit County Council has appointed Janna Young as interim County Manager, effective July 30, 2022. She will step in for Tom Fisher who resigned from his position as County Manager earlier this month to become the Town Manager in Frisco, Colorado.
“Janna has done an excellent job as Deputy County Manager,” Council Chair, Chris Robinson, said. “We know she will take the helm for the time being with confidence and grace.”
Young has worked for Summit County for six years. She began as the Director of Public Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs in 2017. In March 2018, she was promoted to Deputy County Manager and has held the role ever since.
“I am honored and humbled by the Council’s confidence in me to serve as interim County Manager,” Young said. “I am happy to be able to provide continuity in County operations and support to our employees during this transition period while the Council works to appoint the next County Manager. It was a pleasure working for Tom Fisher for the past five-plus years. I have benefitted from his leadership and mentorship. He is a treasured friend and colleague and will be sorely missed.”
The County Council will begin a formal process of recruiting a new County Manager immediately.
A Selection Committee, composed of five to nine members, will be enacted in the coming weeks. To serve on the selection committee, individuals must be registered voters in Summit County and either nominate themselves or receive a nomination. Summit County Council will review the nominations and appoint members. Once in place, the committee will hire and coordinate with a search firm to conduct a nationwide recruitment and evaluation process, after which they will recommend three finalist candidates to the County Council.
The Council will interview each of the three top candidates to determine the next County Manager. The recruiting process is expected to take a minimum of four months to complete.
More information on how to nominate an individual for the selection committee will be available shortly on Summit County’s website and social media channels.