Eagle County Commissioner Dist 1
Responsibilities of the office: County Commissioners in Colorado are responsible for adopting the county budget; declaring county emergencies; entering into contracts; purchasing, maintaining and selling county property; providing human services; authority for roadways, land use and zoning in unincorporated areas; developing and implementing county policy; supervision of the County Administrator and staff; and working in cooperation with other elected county officials and municipal officials within the county.Term for each seat: Four years. Limit is two consecutive four-year terms.How Elected: County Commissioners are elected at large by all eligible voters within the county but a candidate must live within their specific district._________Comisionados del Condado Responsabilidades del Cargo: Los comisionados del condado de Colorado son responsables de adoptar el presupuesto del condado; declarar emergencias del condado; gestionar contratos; comprar, mantener, y vender propiedades del condado; proporcionar servicios humanos; autoridad para carreteras, y el uso de tierras y la zonificación de zonas no incorporadas; desarrollar e implementar políticas del condado; supervisar al Administrador y al personal del condado; y trabajar en cooperación con otros funcionarios electos del condado y funcionarios municipales dentro del condado.Term for each seat: Four years. Limit is two consecutive four-year terms.El mandato de cada cargo: Cuatro años. El limite es dos mandatos consecutivos de cuatro años._______ELECTION INFO: General Election ballots will start to be mailed on October 9th, 2020. Voter Service and Polling Centers open on Monday, October 19th, 2020. Ballots must be received via mail or at drop-off no later than Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, by 7 pm. If you have not received your ballot or need a replacement, contact your local Clerk & Recorder Elections OfficeINFROMACIÓN SOBRE LAS ELECCIONES: Las papeletas de votación para las Elecciones Generales empezarán a ser enviadas el 9 de octubre del 2020. Los Centros de Servicios Electorales se abren el lunes, 19 de octubre del 2020. Las papeletas electorales deben ser enviadas por correo o entregadas en un centro de entrega a más tardar a las 7pm el martes, 3 de noviembre del 2020. Si no ha recibido su papeleta electoral o necesita un reemplazo, comuníquese con su Funcionario Oficial de la Oficina de Elecciones local
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Matt left the corporate world and moved to the Vail Valley in 2000. After discovering service through nonprofit work, he also discovered service through local political office. He was elected to Minturn town council and as mayor before being appointed Eagle County commissioner district 1 in 2019.
Healthcare, workforce housing, transportation, childcare, education, and climate are all perennial issues in Eagle County, as they are elsewhere. And in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we see more clearly the foundational flaws in our economy that create these issues. At the local level we continually address these issues directly, but we are also planning our Covid recovery through a lens of equity and efficiency. We must envision an economy that provides opportunity for everyone to use their talents to create social and economic value for us all. Where we find creative local strategies, we must be bold in implementing them. Where we find that vision constrained by larger (state & federal) policies, we must use our power to advocate to change those policies.
Organizationally we are working on our service delivery priorities (what does our community need most from us), so we can target our Covid-shrunken budget to those priorities. Concurrently we are working on our comprehensive plan to help us understand what we, as a community, want to become. Though this pandemic has exposed the great cracks in our national foundation, it now allows us to reconsider how we want to rebuild that foundation and then get to rebuilding! We have an opportunity to learn from our past in order to create a better, more equitable future.
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