Eagle-Vail metro board candidate: Bonnie Wood | VailDaily.com

Eagle-Vail metro board candidate: Bonnie Wood

Matt Terrell
Vail CO Colorado
Bonnie Wood

EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado ” Seven candidates are vying for two open seats on the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District board of directors.

The metro district is in charge of operating and maintaining the recreation facilities in Eagle-Vail, such as the Eagle-Vail Golf Club, the swimming pool, Eagle-Vail Pavilion and the tennis courts. Tax money collected from Eagle-Vail residents pay for those facilities.

The candidates are incumbent Bruce Mielke, incumbent Bob Finlay, Louise Funk, Charlie Penwill, Mike Matzko, Steve Kirchner and Bonnie Wood. The two candidates who receive the most votes will be elected.

There are three other seats on the board of directors up for election in 2010.

I am a wife, mother and grandmother and I am very proud of these three accomplishments. I presently work for a wonderful real estate company on the weekends and my husband and I have a small pet care business as well.

I have been part owner in a local restaurant (Bart and Yeti’s) for 10 years, co-owner with my husband in a construction company for 25 years, substitute teacher in my early years and involved in the local recreation districts.

I feel I am very qualified to be on this board because of my past association as a board member for 12 years, participation for another eight years as a constituent and ongoing connection to recreation. This board’s responsibilities are recreation, fire and water.

I am running because I feel strongly about giving back to your community and if you want to accomplish anything you have to be involved.

I have been in this valley for almost 39 years and in Eagle-Vail for 32 of those years. I know what a wonderful community it is and will continue to be with people who care enough to participate out of love. Don’t do this job if you can’t do it out of love because it is not a high-paying job.

This is a crucial time for Eagle-Vail due to the challenges of a golf course with declining revenues, a new pool which will be under construction this summer and a soft real estate market which presents its own unique challenges.

I believe we will be able to weather these challenges with a board of directors that takes a strong pro active approach and dedicate our direction to a strong infrastructure.

I strongly believe in family and community, and that participation in community at any level is crucial for a healthy future. I can bring experience and passion to my community and a clear vision of what I hope for its future.

We have one of the most desirable communities in this valley and I am dedicated to keeping it that way.

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