Three in running to replace Eagle County Commissioner Stavney

Adam Palmer

EAGLE COUNTY — Three Eagle residents say they want to replace Eagle County Commissioner Jon Stavney. Two are county employees.

Adam Palmer, the county’s environmental policy planner, issued a statement Wednesday that he has applied to replace Stavney, who is resigning this summer to become the new town manager of Eagle. In addition to his work at the county, Palmer is also a member of the Holy Cross Energy Board of Directors, the former director of the Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability and was once a member of the Eagle County Planning Commission.

“It’s been an honor to serve the public at Eagle County the past nine years,” Palmer wrote in a statement. “If given the opportunity, I look forward to giving back to this amazing community using leadership, accountability and collaboration as my compass.”

In addition to Palmer, Eagle Mayor Yuri Kostick said Wednesday he intends to apply for Stavney’s job, too. In addition to his elected job, Kostick is the county’s “home energy adviser” for the county’s “Energy Smart” home upgrade program.

“I’m excited about it — it’ll be fun,” Kostick said. “I’m going in without any preconceived notions.”

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Last month, former Eagle Town Board member Paul Witt announced he would seek Stavney’s job, too.

While Stavney, Palmer, Kostick and Witt all live in Eagle, the district Stavney represents — the second — stretches up valley into Edwards and parts of Avon. Anyone interested in applying for the position must be a registered Democrat, and has to have lived in the district for at least two years.

The application deadline is Friday.

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