Avon Town Council Candidate Forum 2022

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September 19, 2022

Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Date: Monday, Oct. 3, 2022
Location: Avon Town Hall, 100 Mikaela Way, Avon, CO 81620
In person, live on cable and the internet

AVON – Get to know the candidates for Avon Town Council on Oct. 3 during a live streaming and in-person forum hosted by High Five Access Media and Vail Valley Partnership.

The event takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. from Avon Town Hall and features five candidates vying for four open seats to represent Avon residents. People may attend in person or watch live on local cable Channel 5 and Live on Five at highfivemedia.org/live-five. Video of the forum subsequently will be replayed on cable and posted to the High Five Access Media website.

Topics may include attainable housing, public transportation, land use, childcare, and more.

Each candidate will have equal time to answer a variety of topical questions, which will be presented by moderator Chris Romer, president and CEO of the Vail Valley Partnership. The public may submit questions by Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. to avonforum2022@highfivemedia.org.

The five candidates running are Rich Carroll, Calyn Rieger, Ruth Stanley, Chico Thuon, and Tamra Nottingham Underwood.

Thuon and Nottingham Underwood have served four years and are eligible to run for a second term. Council members Scott Prince and Sarah Smith Hymes are term limited.

The election takes place Tuesday, Nov. 8 by mail ballot only. Ballots will be mailed to active registered voters beginning Oct. 17. The four candidates receiving the most votes will serve four-year terms.  Additional information about ballots and registering to vote may be found on the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder page at eaglecounty.us.

High Five Access Media is a nonprofit, noncommercial, grassroots community access media center that is available on Comcast Channel 5 and anywhere, online. They provide coverage of local government meetings, and offer media education 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 www.highfivemedia.org.

Vail Valley Partnership is the regional community development organization, dedicated to the economic vitality of the Vail Valley. They support local businesses and unite key stakeholders, as well as lead collaborative efforts throughout the community. Romer oversees general administration of the Vail Valley Partnership’s daily operations and works with local and regional stakeholders to advocate on behalf of the Vail Valley as a tourism destination and community.