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Letter: Brian Stockmar for Vail Town Council

What are the traits of a good town councilman? Several come to mind: integrity, strong ties to the community, being a good listener, having an open mind, curiosity, preparedness, and strength of conviction.

Brian Stockmar exemplifies each one of those traits. Like many Vail residents, Brian skied Vail with his family as a kid. Even before becoming a full-time resident Brian began giving back to the community through involvement and support of numerous local nonprofits. That is how I met Brian.

Our paths have crossed in many places and in each endeavor I found Brian to be one of those people always raising his hand to do more. At board meetings we share he always comes prepared and fully participates. As anyone who has encountered Brian firsthand knows, he is no shrinking violet. And while he is never afraid to state his position or views, I have found he is always willing and open to hearing from others.

I have always found Brian to be someone who tempers his opinions and positions with civility. Optimal civic engagement depends upon individuals who listen to the public, cooperate with other council members, but remain true to their beliefs and integrity. That is Brian.

As Chair of the Vail Planning and Environmental Commission, Brian’s integrity and strength of conviction were especially evident in the numerous PEC meetings and votes on the Booth Heights development. Brian brought his legal and economics expertise and PEC experience to the decision before deciding on his vote. Residents of Vail can expect that same level of attention and focus on the important work of steering Vail in the future. I urge you to vote Brian Stockmar for Vail Town Council.

Claire Noble


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