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Vail Daily letter: Browning for Vail council

I have known Doe Browning since 1999 when our children were classmates at Red Sandstone Elementary School. I’ve known her parents and now her grand babies. Since knowing Doe, I’ve had the opportunity to work with her on boards and in planning sessions for diverse organizations that benefit our community. Doe proves that she is a dedicated visionary with the agility to spot opportunities for growth and collaborate with others to get things done. Doe has demonstrated her strong leadership skills many times throughout the years. She coordinated with the town of Vail Art in Public Places Board to create Winterfest, and worked hard to bring national and local speakers through Women in Philanthropy to Colorado Mountain College for topics such as water conservation, town government, and innovation.

Doe’s sensitivity to development began as a preteen visiting Vail often with her parents and sisters. Doe’s parents have been Lionshead property owners since 1970 and followed every expansion effort from concept through creation. Doe watched Vail and Lionshead grow, tire, and be rebuilt. Her own experience in redevelopment is diverse and environmentally sensitive. She was trained by the state of Kentucky as a charter Design Review Board member for Historic Maysville. Her redevelopment projects include Old Town Philadelphia, Cape Cod National Seashore, Historic Maysville Kentucky, Vail Village, Lionshead and West Vail. Doe also authored a town of Vail ordinance that was presented and passed by Town Council.

Doe’s widowed mother, daughters and granddaughters influence Doe’s appetite for persistent excellence and the development of a comprehensive yet balanced plan to make Vail sustainable for the workforce, homeowners, retirees and families. She brings joy, experience and intelligence to every mission she takes on. What an asset Doe will be to the Vail community.

Becky Hernreich

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