Town Manager

Fraser Town Council Hires Ed Cannon as Town Manager


Fraser, CO 6/2/21 – The Fraser Town Council has hired Ed Cannon to be the new Town Manager, concluding an extensive search that drew 14 applicants. Mr. Cannon was chosen from among 3 finalists and brings with him a wealth of local government and leadership experience. He will replace Wesley LaVanchy, who has served as Interim Town Manager since January 1, 2021

Mr. Cannon comes to Fraser most recently from Wellington, where he was Town Administrator from 2017 through March 2020. While in Wellington, Mr. Cannon managed a period of significant growth, working to bring additional residential, light industrial, and retail development to the town. He also brings experience with affordable housing projects, economic development, and strategic and capital improvement planning.

"The trustees and I are excited to welcome Mr. Cannon as our new town Manger.  Mr. Cannon comes to the town with the experience and knowledge the town needs at this juncture, and I'm happy to welcome him to our community and look forward to working together."  – Philip Vandernail, Mayor of Fraser

Mr. Cannon is committed to fiscal responsibility, accountability, transparency, and communication and is eager to bring his skills and experience to Fraser.

"I’m very honored to be selected as Fraser's new Town Manager.  Fraser is a wonderful community and I look forward to working with Mayor Vandernail, the Board of Trustees, and Fraser’s dedicated and professional staff to provide outstanding service to residents, local businesses, and visitors to Planet Fraser.” – Edward Cannon

 Mr. Cannon’s first day will be June 14.