Slifer will remain Vail mayor |

Slifer will remain Vail mayor

Edward Stoner
Rod Slifer

Farrow Hitt chosen vice mayor after winning re-election last week VAIL – Rod Slifer was chosen to serve another two years as Vail mayor at Tuesday’s council meeting.

“I was flattered and it is an honor to serve in that capacity,” he said. “I think the next two years will be an interesting and challenging time, and I really look forward to being with the council, and we’re hoping to accomplish lots of good things.”The council, in its first meeting of the new term, voted unanimously to elect Slifer mayor.

Slifer has served as mayor since 2003. He was elected to council in 1999. He will not be able to run again in the next election because of term limits.As mayor, Slifer runs the council meetings and also at times serves as a public face for Vail government.”That’s an honor to be able to speak for the community,” he said.

Farrow Hitt, who was re-elected to another four years on council last week, was selected by his fellow council members to be mayor pro tem, or vice mayor.”I’m proud that they thought enough of me to do that,” Hitt said.

The mayor pro tem runs the Town Council meetings when the mayor is absent.Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14623, or

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