Saturday letters: Endorsements for Marianne Virgili and Shane Larson |

Saturday letters: Endorsements for Marianne Virgili and Shane Larson

Virgili would bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion to CMC

As the Chair of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Association, I want to encourage you to vote in the upcoming election. Specifically, I am encouraging your support for Marianne Virgili!

Marianne Virgili is highly accomplished. I had the benefit of working side by side with Marianne during her final years as President of the Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce. Marianne is a dynamic leader and extremely passionate about the Glenwood Springs community. She is also a passionate supporter of, and advocate for, Colorado Mountain College. There is a tremendous amount of history between the Chamber and CMC. I cannot think of a more qualified and passionate individual to join the CMC Board. Marianne has inspired many people, including myself, and would bring a wealth of knowledge and experience and of course passion to CMC. Marianne believes strongly in education as evidenced by her Chamber career as well as a teacher at the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organizational Management for 20 years, serving as National Chair in 2013.

For these reasons and many more, I believe Marianne Virgili would be the best addition to the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees.

Ian Exelbert,
Glenwood Springs

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Value Larson’s solution based leadership style

I support Shane Larson for re-election to the RFSD Board of Education. Shane and I have worked together on the Board of Education for almost four years, with Shane holding the Vice Chair seat for the past two. As the Board Chair, I value Shane’s stewardship, his tenacity and his solution based leadership style. He has put in a great deal of time learning the role of a school board member; and, his knowledge of policy and process is remarkable. Shane’s continuity on the board would ensure a seamless transition as we welcome two new members onto the board this November.

Jen Rupert,

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