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Rappaport right for Basalt mayor

Dear Editor:

We are very fortunate in Basalt to have two exceptionally well-qualified candidates running for mayor this election. Both candidates have demonstrated their commitment to the community with a long record of excellent service on Town Council. I am convinced that either one would make a superb mayor and representative of our community.

During the term of the next mayor, our community most likely will have the opportunity to consider and shape several projects that will have a profound effect on the nature of Basalt, projects such as the Basalt Community Campus, Rocky Mountain Institute, senior housing and an art center in Willits.

One of the important roles of the next mayor will be to help the community and the council comprehend and shape these projects in a way that is most beneficial and positive for our town. Glenn Rappaport’s experience as a practicing architect and a public servant puts him in a strong position to be able to do this effectively.

It has been my experience in working with Glenn Rappaport on several public projects such as the Art Park in Aspen, the Midland Avenue bridge and the Emma bridge that he has and is able to articulate a clear understanding of the unique qualities of Basalt’s built environment.

More importantly, he knows how to incorporate these qualities into future development in a way that preserves the small, vibrant town character we hold so dear. With the intriguing array of projects with such great potential to benefit our town, it seems like an appropriate time to have council led by someone who has spent their life crafting delightful physical places. For this reason I support Glenn Rappaport for mayor of Basalt.

Harry Teague


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