Skippy deserves a shot |

Skippy deserves a shot

Skippy “Ski-Poles” Mesirow is great for the town of Aspen and the surrounding Roaring Fork Valley. I have watched Skippy grow as a man and friend since he was 18. We have left the country together six times. I know this remarkable person. He is highly intelligent, motivated, charismatic and eager to learn. “Skipples” continually amazes me. He graduated early from the University of Colorado Boulder while being a student-athlete. Since then, he has infiltrated Aspen council and is giving a voice to the forgotten members of our community. The forgotten voices are the young, the laborer, the servicer, the sommelier, the retailer, the manager, etc.

He has given a voice by creating a subcommittee that gives their opinion on the impact of topics that the board is currently discussing. He has passed the Election Day change by more than 2,400 votes to provide them with more of a voice. He is running to rebuild Aspen’s middle.

I have built commercial developments in over 200 communities and have dealt with city councils in all of those towns. The differences and feelings in the communities that have excited, young talent at the helm of their decision-making body is that the communities tend have happier, more excitable, engaged and progressive citizens.

Let’s give Skippy a chance.

Daniel Elkan

Snowmass Village