There were eight qualified candidates running for four seats on Town Council in yesterday’s election. The results are an indication that the citizens of Telluride are satisfied (on the whole) with how Telluride Town Government is leading our community – the two incumbents who decided to run for reelection have been returned to Council. This vote of confidence is a reflection of the successful decisions made by the members of Town Council during the past four years. It is also a vote of confidence for the hard-working staff and the Town Manager Greg Clifton who put in long hours for the benefit of all our citizens.
I want to thank everyone who voted and to thank all the candidates who ran.Although gratifying, serving on Town Council is not an easy job. There are many decisions that are multi-faceted and require deliberate consideration by all council members. Listening to the citizens and other council members, as well as carefully considering all the facts presented by the staff, we must make decisions that may not be popular to everyone, but are the best for Telluride. You have let us know that we have done a fairly good job with those decisions.
As one of the returning incumbents, I want to thank all those who supported me. Although I did not form a campaign committee and did not collect any contributions for my campaign, I could not have managed to win without the help of many friends. When I decided to run again, Commissioner Fischer gave me excellent advice and Andy Knorr helped formulate my newspaper ads after Ginny and Stu Fraser did the heavy lifting on photographs and the text. Kristen Permakoff was the author of “Bring Ann Back” and a consistent cheerleader for positive thinking. Will Thompson filled an important slot with a message on KOTO. My forever friends were essential to success.
Primarily I want to thank the many, many people who filled in the box next to Ann Brady. Thank you all for bringing me back to a job I feel privileged to hold.
– Ann M. Brady, Telluride Town Council