Letter: Trauger will lead city
Does the upcoming City Council election matter? Yes, it will influence the course of Glenwood Springs for a long time. We are being presented many opportunities that have yet to unfold. Council members are the link between City Hall and all of us who live and visit Glenwood and it is they who bring demands to the table that define the quality of life in our town.
All of the council candidates have promised to devote attention to the needs of the town but differ in how they have prepared themselves to redefine the future of our city. Who is focusing on the importance of a new pattern for businesses already here and preparing for new business and residents who will be coming in the next 75 to 100 years?
Changes that are now possible at the confluence of our rivers, North Glenwood and the urban core are inspiring and pose dynamic challenges for the next council. We need a renewed future perspective.
In the at-large race, Kathryn Trauger is exceptionally qualified to be a Glenwood Springs councilperson. She will be able to create an environment of trust and fairness, reducing the infighting and improving decision-making. Driven to do things better and motivated to achieve, we can expect great results from her presence on council. She has not been co-opted by process and that will translate into leadership.
Expectations are high that she can and will help build a team among the council, city staff, the DDA and everyone with strong viewpoints in the community. That does not mean trying to please everybody. That would be a nightmare and make progress impossible. She is optimistic about overcoming the stagnation of too much process. She has passion for the work itself and knows it will take unflagging energy to do things better. Restless with the status quo, Kathryn will question ways to explore new approaches to the needs of planning needs for the future.
Kathryn Trauger knows city government well enough to use it — and to achieve. Please give her your vote.
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