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Eagle-Vail property owners to cast votes

EAGLE-VAIL — Part of this neighborhood's leadership could change this month.

Three of the five seats are up for election on the Eagle-Vail Property Owners Association board of directors. Ballots have been mailed to property owners and are due at the Eagle-Vail administrative offices no later than 5 p.m. Friday. The results will be revealed at the association's annual meeting, to be held Feb. 18 at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion. The meeting begins at 5 p.m.

Eagle-Vail is in unincorporated Eagle County. Its government is a metropolitan district with an elected board. That board operates the neighborhood's golf course and other recreational amenities using property tax revenues.

The association board works with the district board. It manages association bylaws and declarations, and acts as the neighborhood's design review board. Actual approval of building projects is made through Eagle County's government.

BOARD CANDIDATES

Five people are running for the three available seats on the association board. They are, in alphabetical order:

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Stephen Daniels: Daniels has owned property in Eagle-Vail since 1987 and has lived there full-time since 2011. He is currently a consultant in the fields of corporate finance, strategy, acquisitions and banking. According to a biography on the Eagle-Vail community website, Daniels states that as a chief financial officer earlier in his career, he aided in the sale of two publicly held companies and a privately held firm.

John "Jake" Jacobson: Jacobson has lived in Eagle-Vail since 1980, first as a renter, then a homeowner. In a note on his biography on the Eagle-Vail website, Jacobson wrote that he believes the neighborhood is "at a critical point in deciding what should be done to keep Eagle-Vail the most desirable local area to live and work."

Betsy Laughlin (incumbent): Laughlin is currently the president of the association board. She has lived in Eagle-Vail full time for 19 years. Her web biography states she has volunteered for a number of community groups, from Vail Valley Soccer Club to her local schools' parent-teacher groups. Laughlin is a member of the Vail Board of Realtors and a broker at Slifer Smith & Frampton.

Mark Miscio (incumbent): Miscio's web biography states he has been a full-time neighborhood resident since 2001. He lists work experience in construction, property maintenance and management. He is employed by a limited liability company that bears his name, as well as the Beaver Creek Metropolitan District.

Judd Watts: A former association board member, Watts is a part-time neighborhood resident. "Careers hold us near Littleton the rest of the year," his web biography states. He is currently the global alliances manager for a data warehouse firm and has had a long career in the software business.

Vail Daily Business Editor Scott Miller can be reached at 970-748-2930, smiller@vaildaily.com or @scottnmiller.

How to vote

Using Eagle County records, mail ballots have been sent to every owner of real property in Eagle-Vail. People who own more than one unit can cast one vote for every unit owned. People who jointly own a unit can cast only one ballot.

Ballots are due at the Eagle-Vail administration office by 5 p.m. on Feb. 12. Ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at the office, on the lower level of the Eagle-Vail Pavilion.

For more information, call 970-790-1217 or go to http://www.eaglevail.org. Scroll down on the home page to “POA Board Member Election.”