Eagle-Vail metro board candidate: Louise Funk | VailDaily.com

Eagle-Vail metro board candidate: Louise Funk

Matt Terrell
Vail CO Colorado
Louise Funk

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 resident of Eagle-Vail for 25 years, married to Richard Funk and have three sons, Jason, 19, Geoffrey, 17 and Garrett, 13.

I have spent much of my personal time involved in public education here in Eagle County. I have served on school accountability committees, PTA, Eagle County School District board of education, chaired the 3B ballot question for the school district.

I have served on the Vail Junior Hockey Association board as treasurer and fundraiser for eight years. I have been a primary organizer/fundraiser for the Vail International Hockey team that travels to China and Russia. I chaired the 5A campaign for Eagle-Vail mill levy question.

I have served on numerous committees and task forces. I’m not afraid to get involved and will take on the big project in order to get it resolved or completed.

I chaired the 5A question for Eagle-Vail and we now have an opportunity to do something great for our community and I want to be a part of that. I have seen committees and boards come and go with the plan to do great things, only to be bogged down and then quit.

I believe that we have many assets that we own and we need to capitalize on those. We need to enhance and update many of those amenities to make this the neighborhood that young and older families want to move to or back to.

So many people talk about the trend to move downvalley. We Eagle-Vail residents are the exception, we want to stay in Eagle-Vail.

We have a responsibility to be financially responsible for the money that the community entrusted to us through the mill levy question 5A. It is important for this board to get the best value for every dollar spent on our recreational amenities and manage our debt obligations for our taxpayers and residents.

I would hope that with every decision facing the board, our residents would get involved and be a part of the process. Let’s get it done!

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