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Gypsum Town Council member resigns, cites personal and family issues

Council will fill vacancy Oct. 22, solicits letters of interest

Karen Shaeffer
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GYPSUM — Gypsum Town Council member Karen Shaeffer submitted her resignation Tuesday, citing “personal and family responsibilities.”

Shaeffer took office in the spring of 2018 in an uncontested town council election.

“We are grateful to Councilwoman Sheaffer for her service to the town of Gypsum and our residents since the beginning of her term in 2018,” said Gypsum Town Manager Jeremy Rietmann. “Consequently, there is a vacancy on the Gypsum Town Council that will be filled by a majority vote of the council at the Oct. 22 town council meeting.”

The town is now accepting letters of interest from community residents interested in serving out the remainder of Shaeffer’s term, which will expire in April 2022.

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The town of Gypsum invites any qualified and interested individuals to submit a letter of interest to Gypsum Town Clerk Danette Schlegel. The submission deadline is noon on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Candidates must:

  • Be a registered Gypsum voter
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Have resided in the town for at least one year 

Candidates will be invited to make a short presentation at the Tuesday, Oct. 22 Gypsum Town Council meeting. The council members will nominate and vote on a candidate that same evening. 

For additional information contact the Gypsum Town Hall at 524-7514. Please send letters of interest to

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