Letter: Ingraham a thoughtful neighbor, good listener, man of service
Glenwood Springs has grown in the past 30 years, and ever-more rapidly in the past decade. We need leaders like Jim Ingraham who can objectively and creatively address the opportunities, as well as the issues that come with that growth.
Jim chose to live in Glenwood for its unique and precious qualities. He is working to preserve those qualities while improving our infrastructure and avoiding the mistakes he’s lived with in other towns. Jim has impressed me as a thoughtful neighbor, a good listener, and a man of service. I like his big-picture and long-term thinking because many of our most pressing issues (like affordable housing and transportation/traffic) can no longer be solved by town-by-town, patchwork solutions. And while he thinks regionally; he also acts locally.
When he came into office, he and Shelly Kaup walked the street to my house at the top of the hill and listened to my concerns about the decay of the road and how I fell because of a pothole (which is still there). In all my years in Glenwood, that was the first time someone seemed to care about our little corner of town. It is this kind of creative-thinking, collaboration and neighborliness that will preserve the best of Glenwood Springs.