SNOWMASS VILLAGE - Dwayne Romero, president of Related Colorado, announced this week that he will run for Aspen City Council in the upcoming May election there.
Romero joins Art Daily as the second Aspen resident to announce his candidacy for City Council. There are two open seats on the council in the May election.
Romero served on Aspen City Council following a win in the May 2007 election. He left the council in January 2011 after Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed him as executive director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade. He left after six months on the job and currently is president of Related Colorado, which owns commercial and lodging properties in Base Village, the Snowmass Mall and Snowmass Center.
Romero is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the U.S. Army for seven years, both stateside as a planning and operations officer for the Corps of Engineers and in a leadership role in combat in the Persian Gulf War. He also has earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
So far, Adam Frisch, Steve Skadron and Torre, all members of the Aspen City Council, have formally announced a run for Aspen's mayoral seat. Current Mayor Mick Ireland can't run because of term limits, and he has yet to make an announcement about whether he will run for a seat on the City Council.