Eagle County commissioner Chandler-Henry seeks re-election | AspenTimes.com

Eagle County commissioner Chandler-Henry seeks re-election

Kathy Chandler-Henry
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Kathy Chandler-Henry recently announced she will seek re-election as Eagle County commissioner for District 2.

Chandler-Henry was appointed to fill an opening in 2013. In 2014, she won election to the final two years of the term. Now she is seeking election to a four-year term.

Chandler-Henry graduated from Eagle Valley High School and went on to earn degrees at Fort Lewis College and Duke University. A career at Colorado Mountain College included directing senior citizen programs, creating and managing the first institutional research office and teaching classes to students of all ages. She is a longtime community advocate, having helped found United Way and serving on boards such as the Eagle River Watershed Council, Buddy Werner and Habitat for Humanity.

Chandler-Henry operated her own small business, Black Diamond Research, consulting in data analysis, survey research, facilitation and strategic planning. She and her husband, George, own and operate Brush Creek Electric, Inc.

Chandler-Henry said in a statement she is proud of the work she has done to advocate for Western Slope water. She serves as the county’s representative to the Colorado River Basin Roundtable, the Ruedi Water and Power Authority and the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments’ Water Quality/Quantity Committee.

“Protecting this vital natural resource that provides the lifeblood for our economy in both winter and summer is a job that requires constant vigilance,” she said. “Our rivers not only connect our communities; they sustain our quality of life in the mountains.”

Chandler-Henry is working to address critical issues such as affordable housing, health care, and economic diversity. She also focuses on issues

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