Letter: City Council thoughts
I would like to take a moment to thank all of the city councilmen who are leaving due to term limits. Whether you have agreed with their position over the years or not, the time, dedication and commitment they gave to our town must be recognized and appreciated. Thank you Steve Bershenyi, Matt Steckler and Leo McKinney for your service.
City Council elections are coming up April 4. As usual, there are quite a few talented and dedicated candidates running for council.
Two candidates who are running I believe would be a benefit to have on our council. Charlie Willman is running for the at-large seat, being vacated by Steven Bershenyi. You may know Charlie from his eight-plus years on the Downtown Development Authority or maybe from the years he has spent coaching and traveling with the nationally renowned Glenwood Springs High School’s Mock Trial Team. He walks the walk. His time on the DDA, his being involved with the mock trial team, as well as his practice being located downtown, makes him no stranger to the growing dynamics of Glenwood Springs. He will be able to hit the ground running.
Don “Hooner” Gillespie is running for the Ward 5 seat, being vacated by Leo McKinney. I’ve known Hooner for close to 40 years. He knows the hardships and realities of being a downtown restaurateur. He understands the issues of the south Glenwood Ward 5. He has previously served us on City Council. He has the depth of knowledge of where our town has been, where it is now and where it should be going. Like Charlie, I believe Hooner has the ability to roll up his sleeves and hit the ground running on the first day. I believe both of these men would excel on council and I know they are both approachable to your questions and concerns.
Whatever your preferences are, make sure you vote.
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