UPDATE: This blog post has been updated to reflect that Margaret Radford left office in April 2009.
A former Colorado Springs councilwoman who championed the Southern Delivery System has gone to work for a company that received a $10 million contract from Colorado Springs Utilities last year to provide construction management services for the massive water project.
Margaret Radford confirmed today that she left her job as a spokeswoman for the county Health Department to work for MWH.
Radford will be paid in the mid-$80,000 range, according to MWH.
Radford said she started her new job March 1 but declined to answer any questions about her role with the company.
Radford, by the way, left office in April 2009.
Radford referred inquiries to Meg VanderLaan, vice president of corporate communications for the Broomfield-based company.
Radford will be tasked with “creating channels of communication to make sure that our residents, the businesses and any emergency response agencies have information and they know where to go if they need to voice concerns or questions,” VanderLaan said.
“She’s the construction facilitator, and she’ll be working on the SDS project,” she said. “As the construction facilitator, she’ll be involved in public meetings, putting together informational programs such as mailers, door hangers and signage.”
Radford has “incredible public outreach experience,” VanderLaan said.
“She was selected as the best qualified candidate out of quite a number, I understand,” she said.