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The Moab City Council and Mayor Joette Langianese have appointed Carly Castle as the new City Manager. Castle has served as the Acting City Manager since September 2021, and joined the City of Moab as Deputy City Manager in 2019. The appointment was approved during the April 12 Moab City Council meeting.
“I’m honored that the mayor and council have placed their trust in me,” Castle said. “I also appreciate the support and collaboration of our dedicated City staff, and I’m looking forward to ongoing efforts in building strong ties with our community.”
Langianese praised Castle for her professionalism and “for bringing stability to the City” over the past eight months.
"Carly has stepped up to the plate and done an excellent job,” Langianese said during the council meeting. “She has spread her wings as acting city manager and I feel she is the best person to lead the City.”
Council members also praised Castle, citing her responsiveness, high level of competence, and her support of elected officials, staff, and the community.
“I think she’s done a great job for this community. She’s spot on. She’s direct in what she asks for,” council member Jason Taylor said. “I’ve had a lot of feedback from people. Things are on a good track. Carly has the utmost respect from people she’s worked with.”
Castle is a Utah native and holds a Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and anthropology from the University of Utah.
Previously, Castle worked in the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, first as a special projects coordinator and manager and most recently as the department’s water resources manager. During that time her work focused on water rights and resources, recreation management, intergovernmental affairs, land use issues, and sustainability programs and initiatives. She also worked to develop partnerships with local stakeholders, including community groups, nonprofit organizations, and business entities.
Castle’s appreciation of Moab began more than a decade ago when she spent the summers of 2006 through 2008 living here and working as a river guide for Western River Expeditions.
“This is a beautiful place with an amazing and involved community,” Castle said. “I’m excited to work toward a stronger, brighter future for our City and our residents.