Get to know the candidates for Vail Town Council on Wednesday, Sept. 25 during a forum hosted by the Vail Chamber and Business Association and High Five Access Media.
The forum, which is made possible by the Vail Board of Realtors and open to the public, takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Donovan Pavilion. It offers voters an opportunity to learn about each of the seven candidates vying for four open seats on the seven-member council. Moderator Tony Mauro will ask questions created in advance by organizers. The audience also has an opportunity to query candidates.
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and meet and greet.
High Five Access Media’s live video coverage will be available on local cable television Channel 5 and on the internet at highfivemedia.org/live. Video of the forum subsequently will be replayed on cable and posted to the High Five Access Media website.
The seven candidates are: Barry Davis, Kevin Foley, Kim Langmaid, Jen Mason, Karen Perez, Pete Seibert Jr. and Brian Stockmar.
The election takes place Nov. 5 at the poll in the Vail Municipal Building, located at 75. S. Frontage Road. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve four-year terms, while the remaining office-seeker serves for two years. Additional details concerning absentee ballots are available at vailgov.com/election.
Eligible voters include those who are U.S. citizens, are 18 years of age or older and have resided in Colorado 22 days immediately preceding the election. Voter registration is available through the State of Colorado online voter registration system. To register, go to govotecolorado.com. Voters will also be able to register in person at the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder’s offices up to the day of election.
The Vail Chamber and Business Association, located at the top level of the Vail Transportation Center, is the leading business advocacy group in Vail and is a communications outlet for businesses that want to have a voice in community affairs. Those people interested in learning more about the Vail Chamber and Business Association and its opportunities for businesses may call 970-477-0075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
High Five Access Media is a nonprofit, noncommercial, grassroots community access media center that is available on Comcast Channel 5 and anywhere, online. HFAM provides coverage of local government meetings, and offers free media education workshops each month to valley residents and nonprofits so they can learn about video production, check out video equipment for free, and express their ideas and advocate for a cause on cable television and the web. To learn more about the opportunities to get involved, visit highfivemedia.org.