Letter: Glenwood needs Charlie Willman
We are excited to endorse Charles Willman for the City Council seat, Ward 3. I have known and worked with Charlie for over 30 years. I have hiked, kayaked, rafted and traveled with Charlie and know of no better person to give Glenwood Springs the time and energy he brings to everything he gets into.
I first got to know Charlie when we were both soccer coaches for youth soccer. Charlie always put the kids first, they all played, sportsmanship and fair play always dominated his coaching. Later Charlie and his daughter came to the Glenwood High School Mock Trial program where he has stayed and now is the head coach of our State Champion (seven times) mock trial teams. The same hard work ethic, emphasis on fair play, empathy and kindness are the backbone of our successes.
Charlie brings a unique expertise to the City Council. Since he moved here in 1976 after graduating from Denver University Law, he has been the city attorney, a municipal judge, run a successful private law practice and still found time to help and give input to many local issues, most notably the Downtown Development Authority. If you like what has happened downtown with restaurant row, the library, many elements of the bridge, you need to thank Charlie who has worked tirelessly to keep downtown Glenwood people friendly.
Charlie has no personal axe to grind, he just wants what is best for the town and the citizens who live and work here. My wife Judy and I have no reservations at all about giving all our support to his campaign. We have many hot button issues coming up: the proposed tax to fix the secondary roads, the proposed maxi-development of the limestone quarry, the airport and the South Bridge, the West Glenwood Mall, parking and short-term vacation rentals. Put your trust in Charlie to do the right thing, you won’t go wrong.