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Meet your Glenwood councilors

Age: Didn’t want it published

Occupation: Juggling several and have worked in retail and real estate

Hometown: Chicago



Years in Glenwood: Moved to Roaring Fork Valley 35 years ago, bought a home in Glenwood 20 years ago

How long on council: Nearly four years



Why did you decide to run for council? A number of folks had asked me to run as a write-in candidate. Starting and running a small business on Grand Avenue for 25 years and also running a store in Aspen for 17 of those years brought some understanding of city issues to the table.

When is your term up? November

Age: 62

Occupation: Delivery contractor for the U.S. Postal Service

Hometown: Arispe, Iowa

Years in Glenwood: 31

How long on council: Nearly four years

Why did you decide to run for council? Because I thought I could make a difference. Actually, my real reason for putting my name on the ballot was so that the voters would have a choice.

When is your term up? November

Age: 67

Occupation: Property management, retired Denver Police Lieutenant

Hometown: Northampton, Massachusetts

Years in Glenwood: 17

How long on council: Nearly four years.

Why did you decide to run for council? I was active in a group that was attempting the prevent the city from using COPs (Certificates of Participation) to finance a golf course. Many others and I considered COPs to be a way around the TABOR tax law. The then council supported building a golf course on the mountain side above Glenwood Meadows. I also supported finishing the river bike trails, a center for the performing arts, affordable housing and other issues the city was facing.

When is your term up? November

Age: 56

Occupation: Historic building restoration and property management

Hometown: Seattle

Years in Glenwood: 22

How long on council: Nearly two years

Why did you decide to run for council? I am interested in focusing my time and energy on local decision making and strategic planning. Our city is fortunate to be located in a scenic and unique setting. There are some challenges to our city and region and I think that the council can work in a proactive way to set goals and work collaboratively to accomplish those goals to make this a better place for all of us who live here.

When is your term up? November 2009

Age: 58

Occupation: Head engineer for the Western Slope River district water conservation district

Hometown: Syracuse, New York

Years in Glenwood: 22

How long on council: Nearly six years

Why did you decide to run for council? I decided to run for Council to further my involvement with community leadership. I had been on the Planning and Zoning Commission for a number of years, and was active in many other civic and professional arenas. In essence, giving back to a society that had given to me.

When is your term up? November 2009

Age: 61

Occupation: Executive director of Mountain Valley Developmental Services

Hometown: McHenry, Illinois

Years in Glenwood: 28 years

How long on council: Nearly four years, served as mayor for almost two years

Why did you decide to run for council? I have been very active in the community for many years and have a strong interest in our local government. I feel that we are very fortunate to live in Glenwood Springs and see accessible and responsive local government as one of the keys to maintaining the quality of our community.

When is your term up? November

– Live as a registered voter in Glenwood Springs for one year

– Live in the area of town you will represent for at least 32 days

– Contact city clerk Robin Unsworth at 384-6400

– File a notice of intent to run

– Return it by Aug. 27 with signatures from 25 registered Glenwood Springs voters

– All seats but one require signatures from specific parts of town or “wards”

– Win the Nov. 6 election for the seat in question


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