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Letter: Schendler’s vision prosperous for Basalt

As a policymaker and environmentalist, I knew Auden Schendler’s reputation long before I met him. I am excited to learn of his candidacy for the Basalt Town Council. Auden is an author, an activist and authority on all things green. As the vice president of sustainability at Aspen Skiing Co., he has made the resort synonymous with protecting our winters from arguably the most important issue of the day: climate change. As a board member of the nonprofit Protect Our Winters, Auden effectively advocates on the local, state and national levels for common sense policies that will reduce the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to the warming of the planet. Now that is someone I want to work with.

Auden’s heart is in community work. Having lived in the Basalt area since 1992, he has a vision for the town that maintains its character while promoting economic prosperity and quality of life. This vision is beautifully laid out in his platform, which can be found at http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/columnist/170146.

Auden shares my values and goals as a polic maker, which is why I am writing this letter of support.

Jill Ryan,

Eagle County commissioner, Edwards