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Letter: Willman’s leadership

My name is Benjamin Neiley, and I am a student at New York University. I confidently endorse Charlie Willman for City Council at large. I got to know Charlie Willman quite well while a student of his in the Glenwood Springs High School Mock Trial program.

As head coach, he was an enormous influence in my life, and I, along with the rest of my team, spent countless hours learning, traveling and competing with Mr. Willman. I can say without a doubt that there is no one more qualified for or deserving of this role.

It is rare to find a man with the compassion, intelligence and drive possessed by Charlie Willman. To his students, he leads as a role model and mentor, doing everything in his power to ensure their utmost success. I remember fondly the moments he not only reminded me of my abilities, but pushed me to further them. To his family, he displays an astonishing commitment to their happiness and well being. In the many times he brought his son to practice or gushed about the accomplishments of his daughter, I observed this firsthand.

And to all people he encounters, he encourages them to be the best version of themselves. He impresses with his intellect and comforts with his character. He ensures the needs of others come before his own, acts with honor and resolve no matter the setting or audience, and is tirelessly generous, expecting nothing in return.

In electing government officials, we have a right to expect responsibility, morale and compassion. Charlie Willman has these traits in spades, and is beyond capable of representing and working for the people of Glenwood Springs.

Benjamin Neiley

Glenwood Springs

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