TOPEKA (KSNT) – City of Topeka attorney Chad Sublet will start June 1 as the division director for prosecution and code enforcement with the city and county of Denver, Colorado according to a release sent out Thursday afternoon.
Sublet says he appreciates the opportunity and has enjoyed working with City Manager Jim Colson, Mayor Larry Wolgast and the council.
“This is a great opportunity for my family and to take the next step in my career.”
Sublet started with the City of Topeka February 2, 2013. He currently earns $107,089. Sublet’s last day with the city will be May 26.
“Chad has been an invaluable member to the team and an important advisor to me,” said City Manager Jim Colson. “I am sad he is leaving, but this is an incredible opportunity for him and his family.”
Sublet will go from supervising a team of 12 people in Topeka, to 58 people in Denver and will head up the office’s prosecution efforts.
“I was hired on in Topeka as chief of prosecution, and it always has been my goal to get back into prosecuting,” he said. “Assisting in navigating a number of complex issues in Topeka has prepared me for the opportunity in Denver.”
Deputy City Attorney Mary Feighny will serve as interim city attorney until the city finishes its selection process.
“The city of Topeka has been fortunate to have the services of Chad Sublet as city attorney,” said Mayor Larry Wolgast. “He brought an outstanding level of professionalism and knowledge by advising staff and elected officials on a variety of complex issues. His leadership in all legal aspects was of the highest quality. We wish him and his family the best in his new position. He will be missed.”