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Whitsitt for Basalt Town Council

Dear Editor:

I hope everyone in Basalt will join me in voting for Jacque Whitsitt for Town Council.

Jacque is the most public-spirited person I have ever known. She has boundless energy and serves on boards and committees almost too numerous to count. She does it all because she loves this valley and wants it to be the best place possible for all its residents.

For starters, after two years at Colorado Mountain College, she commuted to Denver to earn a degree in land use/geology. She served an internship with the town of Basalt and following that was elected to the Town Council. She spent eight years on the council and then had to sit out four years because of term limits. Now she’s eligible to return and serve once again.

While on the council, Jacque chaired the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) board. At the same time, she was elected to the Board of Trustees of Colorado Mountain College. She has headed the Midvalley Trails Committee and the boards of English in Action and New Century Transportation and has served on the boards of Aspen Valley Land Trust and Healthy Mountain Communities. For a decade, she worked as the executive director of the Colorado Association of Ski Towns. In that position she developed a broad understanding of the state as a whole. She feels very strongly that Basalt must work with the other political entities in this valley (and elsewhere in the state) to guide and control growth and solve our other mutual problems.

Jacque is a thoughtful, caring person with the intelligence, experience, knowledge and commitment to help Basalt weather the challenging years ahead.

Anne Freedman



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