Ten residents apply to fill Snowmass council vacancy
November 27, 2014
Ten Snowmass Village residents have offered their services to fill the vacant seat on the Town Council, whose members will conduct public interviews with the applicants Monday.
The applicants include Alyssa Genshaft, president of the Parent Teacher Organization for the Aspen School District; Thomas Goode, who owns a plumbing company; Darryl Grob, the former chief of the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department; Reid Haughey, president of The Wilderness Land Trust; attorney James Knowlton; business consultant Marcia Martin, who is CEO of Marcia Martin Inc.; Jerry Pazar, who was the produce manager at Village Market before it was replaced by a Clark's Market earlier this year; and Doug Throm, who sat on the Snowmass Water and Sanitation board of directors from 2002 to 2014. Additionally, former Town Council members Arnold Mordkin and Bob Purvis have thrown their hats in the ring.
The field would have been a dozen, but resident Brad Stevenson missed Wednesday's 11 a.m. deadline to apply, and Richard Goodwin indicated he would not be available for an interview, said Town Manager Clint Kinney. Goodwin is suing the town of Snowmass Village over its decision to extend Base Village vesting.
"The million-dollar question is how we'll cull the field from 12 to four," Kinney said, before he learned that Stevenson and Goodwin had been eliminated.
Monday's interviews, scheduled to last 30 minutes each, will set the stage for the Town Council's Dec. 8 meeting, when the four members will decide on their new counterpart. Kinney said the council members' votes will be cast in public.
The council vacancy came about after incumbent Markey Butler took the mayor's seat on Nov. 17. She was elected Nov. 5.