A love for both valleys
October 29, 2002
I have had the privilege of serving as your Eagle County Commissioner for the last four years. During that time I have focused on recreation for the valley children, county facilities and a community meeting center, and senior facilities.
I have been meeting every three weeks with groups of interested citizens to help solve issues specific to the Roaring Fork Valley. Eagle County has invested over $3 million in capital improvements in the Roaring Fork area since I took office.
As your representative on the Roaring Fork Regional Affordable Housing Initiative, I am working to create opportunities for local workers to own their homes. My hope is that we can begin to solve this problem with solutions similar to the public/private partnership we formed to build 282 homes for local families in Edwards.
This part of Eagle County is special to me. My family lived at the base of Mount Sopris in the ?80s. We have fond memories of Jeremiah playing soccer, Brittne-Aspen starting ballet lessons and the two of them swimming for the Sopris Barracudas swim team.
Our truck survived only because of Fitzsimmons mechanics in El Jebel. My wife, Henri-Karen, taught for the local pony club and the kids competed at the Strang Ranch in Missouri Heights.
After we moved to the Eagle Valley, our daughter, Brittne-Aspen, continued to dance with friends in the Roaring Fork Valley. So we got to drive to “Nutcracker” practices almost daily in the fall as we prepared for the Christmas productions in Aspen and Glenwood.
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As a past resident and current commissioner, I have the unique perspective of having lived in both the Roaring Fork and Eagle valleys. In this year of unprecedented drought and forest fires, I have worked hard to coordinate our emergency services and plan for the future safety and well-being of our communities.
It is with this history of promises kept that I ask for your support as I run for re-election. I ask for your endorsement because we still have more to accomplish together for the people of Eagle County who reside in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Thank you all for your friendship and support.
Eagle Country Commissioner