Good developers deserve thanks |

Good developers deserve thanks

Dear Editor:Jim Light and Jim Chaffin have been citizens of Pitkin County and truly enlightened real estate developers since the 1970s.I have had the opportunity to work with them as a consultant and as a colleague on various foundations in the valley.The sensitivity they have exhibited both in Snowmass and in Basalt is exemplary, and I think most of us would agree, unusual for real estate developers.They have raised the bar of quality and cooperation in our valley and set standards for others to be measured by.And, as corporate citizens they stand far above any others that come to mind.Reflecting on their 30-plus year involvement in Pitkin County, one can only conclude that they have enhanced the quality of life in the valley in a huge way.They do deserve recognition and thanks for their positive contributions to Pitkin County.Stacy StandleyBasalt

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