Providence City hires new city manager

Credit: Roosevelt City

PROVIDENCE – After receiving 28 applicants and interviewing several candidates, Providence City has hired a new city manager.

Ryan Snow will begin work on Monday, December 2. He was one of four final candidates interviewed by the city.

“I’m a third generation Aggie and I am ecstatic to be able to make the move back to Cache Valley,” said Snow during a recent phone interview from his home in Roosevelt, Utah.

Snow has served as the city manager for the last four years in Roosevelt. He is a graduate of Utah State University where he received undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Snow said he was instrumental in bringing over $20 million in grants to the City of Roosevelt and plans to look for those same grant opportunities for Providence.

“My position is to be able to run the operations of the city effectively and efficiently,” he said. “I’m not politically elected, so I don’t work for votes. I work for the best interest of the city in the most professional and efficient manner as possible.”

Providence Mayor John Drew said Snow will be responsible “to follow through on the policy decisions that have been assigned to him by the city council and oversee and run all the day to day operations of the city.”

On August 13, 2019, the Providence City Council passed an ordinance to amend various parts of the City code to create the position of City Manager.

Snow will be paid $105,000 a year, plus benefits.

Ryan, his wife and four children are planning to purchase or build a home in Providence.

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