Hall, Wiles win Vail rec board seats | VailDaily.com

Hall, Wiles win Vail rec board seats

Edward StonerVail, CO Colorado
Kristin Anderson/Vail DailyRachel Halverson, center, and gymnastics team members practice floor exercises Tuesday at the Vail Gymnastics Center. The Vail Recreation District, which runs the center, filled two seats on its board of directors Tuesday.

VAIL, Colorado An incumbent and a newcomer won seats Tuesday on the Vail Recreation Districts board of directors.Jeff Wiles and Michelle Hall came out on top in the election, with 189 and 132 votes, respectively. The third candidate, Ross Davis Jr., who served on the board from 1994-2002, garnered 84 votes not enough to win a seat.Wiles, a longtime resident with no political experience, and Hall, an incumbent on the board, will serve four-year terms.

Im looking forward to getting involved, said Wiles, who works for Vail Resorts as the supervisor of the Yellow Jackets, which are on-mountain guest-service workers. I want to first watch, learn and listen for a little bit. Theres a lot for me to absorb.Hall, who works for the Avon Library, has served on the rec board since 2004. She said shes looking forward to continuing the work shes done for the last four years.Im really pleased because I feel like I was kind of going right down the middle of a river and was in the middle of all these projects making progress, she said.As she starts her second term, Hall said she wants to focus on updating the districts leases. The district leases many of its facilities, including the Vail Golf Course and Dobson Arena, from the town of Vail.The Vail Recreation District which extends slightly beyond the borders of the town of Vail is a special district thats separate from the town. It also runs the Vail Golf Club, the Ford Park Tennis Center, the Gymnastics Center, intramural sports and childrens camps. The average Vail property owner pays 6.6 percent of the property tax bill to the rec district.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 748-2929 or estoner@vaildaily.com.

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