Cordon is new city manager

CHRISTINE CORDON, new city manager of Westminster (City photo),

Christine Cordon, the one-time city clerk, has been hired as the new city manager of Westminster.

The council voted 5-0 on Wednesday to remove the word “interim” from her title.  A formal contract will be brought to the city council at its next meeting on June 8.

She came to Westminster as assistant city clerk in 2016 filling the city clerk position in 2018 upon the death of Amanda Jensen. Also added to her job title was communications director.

Upon the forced retirement of Marwan Youseff – who only served six months as city manager – Cordon was named “acting” (and later “interim”) city manager in September 2021. She is the fourth city manager Westminster has had in four years.

The council also took up the questions of depiction, design and location of the proposed Quang Tri monument. After over two hours of discussion, questions and comments, the council voted to request a final agreement among members of the Quang Tri Monument committee on depiction and design and bring that agreement back at a future meeting of the council.

On the issue of location of the proposed monument, the city community services and recreation commission recommended that – in view of concerns about the shortage of existing parkland – the council consider:

  • using private land;
  • locate it at Westminster Memorial Park
  • in the civic center

But the council wanted a more specific recommendation. On a 5-0 vote it asked city staff to do a survey of city parks and come back with a feasibility study on the monument’s location.


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