Snowmass briefs: Cheers to David Peckler |

Snowmass briefs: Cheers to David Peckler

Longtime transportation director honored with mayoral proclamation

Longtime Snowmass Village Transportation Director David Peckler chats in his office on Elbert Lane on Monday, April 11, 2022.
Kaya Williams/The Snowmass Sun

Town honors longtime transportation director Peckler

May 6 is officially “David Peckler Day” in the town of Snowmass Village, honoring the town’s longtime transportation director. It’s also Peckler’s last day on the job this year: He officially retires this week after four decades in local transportation.

Mayor Bill Madsen honored Peckler with a mayoral proclamation “expressing the town of Snowmass Village’s appreciation to David Peckler for his dedicated service as transportation director” during a May 2 regular meeting.

Peckler has worked in Snowmass Village transportation for 43 years and helped develop the town’s shuttle and parking systems from the outset with Hunt Walker and George Krawzoff in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He began as a part-time employee with the town in 1979 and worked his way up to transportation director, a role he has held for the past 20 years.

Peckler played a key role in the formative years of the system and has been a longtime advocate for robust employee benefits and a positive staff culture.

“He’s been a terrific role model for all to follow,” said John Young, who was Snowmass Village’s first town manager from 1979-88. “He will be missed but not forgotten. He’s left his fingerprints all over this town, and he helped make it the world class resort that has become.”

Brush Creek Road work begins Wednesday

Road work on Brush Creek Road is slated to begin May 4 and conclude by the end of May, according to a Snowmass Village Town Lowdown newsletter.

The work involves curb and gutter repairs where the road meets Highway 82, as well as some “pavement improvements” from the highway to the booth lanes at the entrance to Snowmass Village.

Drivers should expect single-lane closures with traffic control on weekdays. There will be no lane restrictions in evenings or on weekends. Direct questions to Pitkin County Road and Bridge at 970-920-5390 or Snowmass Village Public Works at 970-922-5110.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in the May 4 edition of The Snowmass Sun. It was later posted online on May 15 due to a previous web publishing error.