Three Seats, Five Candidates, for TMVOA
by Martinique Davis
Dec 25, 2011 | 1290 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE – The Town of Mountain Village Owners Association, which is responsible for event sponsorship, gondola funding and other community-focused programs, will see a changing of the guards with three of its seven Board of Directors seats up for grabs in the year-end election.

The board, comprised of four different membership classes representing residential, commercial, lodging and Telluride Ski and Golf, will see new members in both its residential and commercial seats, while an incumbent and a newcomer vie for the single lodging seat.

Newly elected members, who will join incumbents Johnathon Greenspan, Jeff Proteau, Dave Riley and Daniel Zemke, will be announced at TMVOA’s annual meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 4 p.m. at Mountain Village Town Hall.

Election ballots, which were mailed to all Mountain Village property owners at the end of November, are due no later than December 27. Here’s a look at who has thrown their hat in the ring for TMVOA’s board of directors election.

Residential Seat: Jon Dwight and Dan Garner Jon Dwight and his family (including three children, ages 10-15) have lived full-time in Mountain Village for nine years, during which time he has been involved in real estate (as an owner and managing director of Telluride Real Estate Corp.); Dwight currently is a board member for the Telluride Regional Airport Authority and is on the Board of Directors for the Telluride Montrose Regional Air Organization.

He grew up in ski resorts in California and Colorado, ski racing for much of his youth and graduating from Aspen High School in 1984 before going on to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in 1989. The success and vitality of Mountain Village is of critical importance to him, his biography states.

Dan Garner has been involved in government and charitable groups for much of the dozen years he’s lived in Mountain Village, serving on the boards of directors for such local organizations as the Telluride Historical Museum and Dance in Telluride, and currently serves on the boards of the Telluride Hospital District and the Telluride Montrose Regional Air Organization. He was a two-term Town Councilman and was a director of the Mountain Village Metropolitan District (now known as TMVOA), serving on the Audit Committees for both. His many years of service to the community were recognized by the Telluride Foundation in 2010, when he and Greer, his wife of 47 years, were selected as that organization’s Co-Outstanding Citizens of the Year.

He brings three decades of experience advising companies in the global business market.

Lodging Seat – Noel Daniel and Kevin Jones Kevin Jones is the sole incumbent running for reelection this year, having served as TMVOA’s lodging representative for the past two years. He is co-owner and member of Peaks Capital Partners, LLC, the local ownership group that acquired the Peaks Resort and Golden Door Spa, and also the acting president and co-managing partner of LuxWest Properties in Telluride and Mountain Village.

Jones explains that one of the goals of the Peaks ownership group is to “reconnect with the local community, strengthen the working relationships amongst the lodging community, and build on the foundation that have been laid over the last two years,” and believes that serving on TMVOA’s board provides that opportunity.

Noel Daniel’s background includes opening luxury hotels in Vail and Taos, working as the general manager of the Peaks Resort, the resort manager for Hotel Madeline, and as the general manager for the Inn at Lost Creek; she is also an active participant in the lodging association and the merchant association in Telluride and an HOA board member for the See Forever Development;. She has also participated in the planning for the World Cup Snowboarding events as well as other Mountain Village events such as the Summer Concert Series.

Daniel believes she can offer TMVOA “a thoughtful perspective backed with knowledge and a long-term understanding of the Village that she feels deeply vested in, and says that her financial and management background “along with her understanding of resort operations and its long term needs will add value to this board.”

Commercial Seat – Christopher Cox Chris Cox is the Community Bank President of Wells Fargo Bank in Mountain Village, serving as Community Bank President since 2008. He also served as a for Mountain Village Town Council member from 2009-2011, and is currently a board member of Habitat for Humanity –Telluride Region, a participant in the Mountain Village Merchant’s Association and was a volunteer firefighter with the Telluride Volunteer Fire Department.

Prior to working for Wells-Fargo Bank, Cox was an investment manager for Omabuild Corporation in New York City, where he resided for eight years.

Cox and his wife Holly both grew up in Aspen; he attended high school in Hotchkiss, going on to Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., followed by work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand prior to starting his career in finance. The Coxes, who live in the Meadows, and are both avid outdoor enthusiasts; Cox is unchallenged in his run for the TMVAO commercial seat
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