The Granby Board of Trustees has voted to appoint former trustee Charles LaBrake to replace outgoing trustee Ken Coatney.
The board voted three to one to appoint LaBrake to fill Coatney’s nascent four-year term at its June 10 meeting.
Coatney, the former mayor pro-tem, announced his resignation at the board’s May 27 meeting. Coatney, who was in his third term as a trustee, resigned because he’d accepted a job as a supply chain manager for a well services company in Denver, he said. He currently commutes, but he will eventually move to the Front Range.
“It was very enjoyable and I think we left the town in a good place,” Coatney said of his two-plus terms on the board. “We’ve got a highly competent and a very passionate board.”
The board appointed trustee Deborah Shaw to replace Coatney as mayor pro-tem.
This is the second time that LaBrake has fulfilled the term of an outgoing trustee. The first was trustee Joe Cross, with a term that ended in 2008.
Re-elected in 2012, trustee Robin Trainor unseated incumbent LaBrake in the April 2014 election. LaBrake received 66 votes in that election, trailing incumbent Shaw by three.