Avon Town Council candidate: Prince brings planning, banking expertise
Avon Town Council Candidate Profiles
Learn more about the rest of the Avon Town Council candidates throughout this week on page A2. Profiles will be published in alphabetical order. The schedule of profiles is as follows:
Saturday: Sarah Smith Hymes and Charlie Wolf
AVON — Scott Prince has lived in the Vail Valley since 1993 and has been a Wildridge resident since 1998, where his wife Amber and him are raising 9-year-old Henry. An avid outdoorsman and aspiring athlete, Prince has volunteered for the Birds of Prey/Men’s Downhill Talon Crew for the past six years and plans to be on the course this February for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
Prince has an MBA from the University of Denver and works in Avon as a banker with 20 years of experience in financial planning and banking. He has served on the town planning and zoning commission for the past six and a half years and is currently the vice chairman. Prince has also been the town’s appointed representative on the Avon design review board for Traer Creek/Village since 2009 and helped rewrite the town’s development code and town center plans.
“Avon is experiencing change in many forms, and we need to keep the positive momentum going,” Prince said. “However, the town must be run like a business with sound financial principles. With recent improvements such as the new Main Street, west Avon trails and stage we need to focus on return on those investments by marketing our community and continuing to make well supported decisions on future investments.”
Prince says his experience on the planning commission has given him experience in working with developers and understanding public-private partnerships while protecting the town’s interests.
“The Village at Avon is likely to start development and I will promote a strong partnership with the developers and healthy growth in east Avon,” he said. “The Elk and Bear lots will be eventually developed and I will work together with Beaver Creek Resort on a strong transportation plan and seek to protect Avon’s seat at the table for their development discussions with the county. I will be an advocate for the town to aggressively explore public-private partnerships for the old town hall and seek the best possible outcome for the redevelopment of this prime real estate.”
Prince says he will also be a strong advocate for the long-promised Metcalf climbing lane.
“I believe my many years of financial background, my experience with the town and planning commission, my leadership experience and ability to listen to our community members will help to ensure that Avon will be well-run,” he said. “We can take our beautiful town to the next level, and I promise to bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the council.”