Jay previously held the position of Town Manager of Carbondale, Colorado for ten years and has 28 years of city and town management experience.
He was the City Manager of Cortez, Colorado prior to Carbondale. Additionally, he has a number of years of town management experience in mountain communities, having served as the Town Manager for both Telluride and Pagosa Springs, CO. He has planning experience and training as well, having served as a senior planner for La Plata County in Durango, Colorado.
Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from St. Lawrence University, and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree from the University of Colorado at Denver.