Letter: Willman and Gillespie
The residents of Glenwood Springs are exceptionally fortunate to have several qualified individuals seeking election to City Council. This is especially true with regard to the at-large seat.
Shelly Kaup, Rick Davis and Charlie Willman have all served our community for decades. We will be fortunate to have any one of them as our at-large representative, and their candidacies truly represent a no-lose proposition for the community.
I was fortunate to serve with Shelly on council for four years and found her to be exceptionally bright and well-informed. She has been a strong advocate for energy conservation and was instrumental in crafting a number of related policies for the City. Rick Davis also served with distinction on the council and has always clearly put the interests of our community’s citizens first.
That said, I do think that Charlie Willman, whom I have known and worked with for almost 40 years, is the best choice and will prove to be a thoughtful and independent member of council who will bring a fresh perspective to assist in meeting our community’s challenges.
With regard to Ward 5, Don Gillespie is clearly the most qualified candidate and will serve our community exceptionally well. During my three terms as mayor, I had the opportunity to work closely with Don through membership on several boards and commissions, as well as receiving his input on many issues related to the city’s government and operations.
Don is especially passionate regarding the importance of tourism and was appointed to several terms on the Tourism Board, which he served with distinction. He was instrumental in modernizing the tourism website, as well as making other significant contributions which have served to promote Glenwood Springs to visitors. Don is exceptionally committed to our community and also will bring real experience and a knowledgeable perspective regarding our local government to the Council.
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