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Town of Vail Seeks Community Members to Serve on Two Citizen Boards

  • 19 April 2018

The Town of Vail is seeking community applicants to fill volunteer openings on two citizen boards. One vacancy exists on the Vail Local Housing Authority and there are two openings on the Vail Local Licensing Authority. Applications for both boards are due to the town by 5 p.m. Friday, April 20. Interviews for both boards will be conducted by the Town Council at the May 1 afternoon meeting, with appointments to follow later in the evening.

Vail Local Housing Authority
The opening for the Vail Local Housing Authority is for a five-year appointment that will run to May 31, 2023. To qualify for the five-member Vail Local Housing Authority, applicants must be a full-time, year-round resident of the Town of Vail or full time resident of Eagle County employed by a business holding a Town of Vail business license. Authority members must have a proven ability to be an effective advocate for a full range of housing programs and developments and be able to promote a vision for local employee housing that has been approved of by the majority of the Authority.

The role of Authority members is to act as Board of Directors for the business of the Vail Local Housing Authority.  The duties may include budget approval, policy recommendations, advocacy, staff oversight, strategic and long-term planning, and making recommendations for development and acquisition parameters. Technical experience in one of the following areas is desirable: financing large projects, real estate developments, construction management, planning, design and legal.

Vail Local Licensing Authority
The five-member Vail Local Licensing Authority meets the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 10 a.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. This volunteer board reviews all Town of Vail liquor license applications. The two vacancies are for two-year terms ending June 1, 2020. To qualify, applicants must be U.S. citizens, registered voters within the Town of Vail, reside in the Town of Vail no less than two years preceding appointment and have no direct financial interest in any license to sell alcoholic beverages or any location having any such license.

Persons interested in serving on either of the two boards should submit letters of interest and experience by email, mail or in person to the Vail Town Council, Attn.: Patty McKenny, Town Clerk, 75 S. Frontage Rd., Vail, CO 81657, or For more information about the Vail Local Housing Authority, contact George Ruther at 970-376-2675 or For information on the Local Licensing Authority, contact Tammy Nagel at 970-479-2460 or




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