Town Manager

Town Manager

Town Manager

At the center of Town operations, the Town Manager is responsible for the execution and implementation of actions and policies developed to meet the Town Council's mission and it's commitment to citizens along in line with core community values.

Under the direction of the Town Council, the Town Manager is the head of operations within the Town.  Ordinances, resolutions, and policies are reviewed in the Town Manager's Office as part of the process required by the Town Council. It is the responsibility of the Town Manager to ensure compliance with any legal and/or legislative directives.

Mission Statement:

The Town Manager's Office sets the standards for the Town organization to provide quality services to the public ensuring that the commitment to citizens and Core Community Values established by the Town Council are met.


  • The Town Manager's Office provides the executive management, leadership, guidance, and support for the Town government guarding the Town’s image and reputation.
  • The office assists the Town Council in the development and translation of policy as determined by the operating programs and actions of the various Town departments.
  • The Town Manager's Office coordinates the activities of the Town, introduces new methods and procedures among the departments, coordinates the exchange of information with Rangely residents, elected officials, employees, and business owners, and apprises the Council and community on operating results.
  • All activities and expectations associated with each of the various Core Community Values performed within the various Town departments are done with the consent and oversight of the Town Manager's Office.


I married my high school sweetheart 39 years ago.  We have one son and soon will have 2 grandchildren. Throughout my career, I've been involved in management, budget development, strategic planning and personnel management and development. I believe that whether it's within the private sector or the public sector, people make the difference in every aspect of an organization.  

Prior to moving to Rangely my background was primarily senior management within fortune 500 companies as well as functioning as CEO/President for one of Western Nebraska's largest cooperatives. I graduated college in 1982 with a degree in Chemistry and shortly after began managing environmental, coal, petroleum and radiochemistry laboratories. I later joined Kelly Services and became the 2nd division vice-president for a group formed in 1995 called Kelly Scientific Resources. The private sector was challenging, but no more challenging than the public sector. 

I believe that my staff and I have worked closely with the Town Council in Rangely and have successfully implemented much of the vision and mission of the council in order to improve every aspect of our communities infrastructure. These improvements have helped our community avoid costly repairs and prevent catastrophic failures from occurring which would disrupt services, utilities, and law enforcement actions. Today the Town is as fiscally healthy as it has ever been, but we now face new challenges resulting from the economic activity and decline of our primary industries which are related to extractions. 

Over the next 5-10 years, Rangely will change direction to accommodate the needs of our core businesses and retool our local economy to also benefit from the vast recreational and educational opportunities surrounding our town and residing within our community.

One of Rangely's greatest qualities is the tenacity of its people who recognize challenges and work to overcome them. The residents of Rangely are a community of generous, good-natured and good-hearted people who care about each other. The next few years will demonstrate those qualities as we meet these new challenges. 

Contact Information:

Email: Peter Brixius

Phone: (970) 675-8476