Letter: Why Richardson is running

One of the best questions I have been asked during the campaign is “There are seven trustees; how do you plan to work as a team?” It’s easy to forget on the campaign trail that great ideas only come to fruition through collaboration with other trustees, town staff and stakeholders of every variety.

Local government is messy and difficult, thanks to democracy in action and people passionate about the town. That’s why I’m running. I love the grassroots element to local governance and have a skill set well suited to help it work well. I am committed to integrity, thoughtful leadership and dedication.

Both my career and volunteer efforts over the past 20 years have been dedicated to helping my local community thrive. As a consultant for SGM, I work with local governments on optimizing public infrastructure and strategic planning. I have served on Glenwood Springs City Council, was chairman of the RFTA Board of Directors, president and treasurer of the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork, and have served many other roles in community service.

My work and service provide me a unique perspective of what works, what doesn’t and how to build on what makes Carbondale, Carbondale.

Visit to learn more and please vote. Thank you.

Dan Richardson


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