This is the second in a series of blog posts about the Town Council retreat that took place on September 3, 2013. You can read the first post here.
What was intended to serve as a brief introduction to start the day and summary of backgrounds spun into a robust discussion on the deep and diverse skill-set that each council member brings to their leadership role.
Retreat facilitator and interim Town Manager Gary Suiter let this deviation off the agenda to continue, as he saw a need for each Council-member to fundamentally get to know each other better.
Mayor Boineu has great people skills. Jason Haber has a background in facilities, planning, and economic development. Fred Kucker is a retired attorney with real estate and development experience. Markey Butler has held numerous executive leadership positions and has a passion for public service. Chris Jacobson has diverse interests including acting, music, dance, strategic planning, and the environment.
“It is rare to see a group with this amount of depth and passion for what they do,” said Gary Suiter, Snowmass Village interim town manager and facilitator of the retreat. “Knowing where each other came from and how that impacts the way they approach decision making will really help drive productive dialogue.”
In spite of their different backgrounds, Council members found common ground outside of their professional lives. They all possess a passion for things that make Snowmass Village special, such as cultural events, people, and “the mountain lifestyle.”
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