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Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde to Take Helm as Boulder’s First Latina City Manager on May 10

Rivera-Vandermyde to relocate from Austin, Texas, where she currently serves as deputy city manager

Boulder City Council tonight approved the recommendation of the city manager hiring committee, voting unanimously to name Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde as Boulder’s top leader.

Rivera-Vandermyde will move to Boulder from Austin, Texas, where she currently serves as deputy city manager. A bilingual native of Puerto Rico, Rivera-Vandermyde will become the first female city manager of color in Boulder’s history and the second female city manager.

“I am truly honored and excited to become Boulder’s next city manager,” she said. “Boulder has been a dream destination for me and my family for some time now. As a public servant, I have had the privilege of working in cities that are leaning in and addressing some of our most challenging issues, and I look forward to collaborating with council, talented staff members and an engaged, passionate community.”

Council Member Aaron Brockett, who served on the hiring committee, told his colleagues this evening that “the feedback was really quite overwhelming in favor of (Rivera-Vandermyde’s) selection, and I think she will make an extraordinary leader.”

Rivera-Vandermyde has been a local government leader since 2013 when she was hired by the City of Minneapolis, Minn., as the director of regulatory services.  She progressed to the roles of deputy city coordinator and city coordinator within that time. In 2019, she moved to Austin to take on a deputy city manager role. Rivera-Vandermyde received her Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English from Amherst College.  

Interim City Manager Chris Meschuk will continue to serve in this role until Rivera-Vandermyde’s start date, which is May 10.

Published: March 16, 2021

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