Vail Chamber and Business Association For Immediate Release:
Contact: Alison Wadey firstname.lastname@example.org, 970-477-0075
Vail Town Council Candidate Forum
Save the Date for the Evening of Sept. 28 at Donovan Pavilion
VAIL – Save the date for the Vail Town Council candidate forum on Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Donovan Pavilion.
The forum, hosted by the Vail Chamber and Business Association and TV8 Vail, is open to the public and offers voters an opportunity to learn about the office-seekers vying for four open seats on the Vail Town Council. The event is made possible by the Vail Board of Realtors, title sponsor, and will be moderated by Douglas Smith and features questions on issues pertinent to the town. The Forum will be livestreamed on Facebook Live and YouTube for those who are not able to be there in person. Masks are encouraged for those that are unvaccinated.
The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a reception and meet and greet, followed by the forum from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There are ten candidates running for four open spots on Vail Town Council. Mayor Dave Chapin and Council member Jenn Bruno are term limited and are ineligible to run for reelection. The candidates will appear on the ballot as follows: Pete Seibert Jr., Niko Sayag, Brian Stockmar, Jonathan Staufer, Barry Davis, Kirk Hansen, Travis Coggin, Kim Newbury Rediker, Jermaine A. West and Kathryn Middleton. Coggin and Stockmar are incumbents.
TV8 Vail will provide live video coverage on the Town of Vail Facebook page, @townofvail. Video of the forum will be available to view after the event as well on vailchamber.org, vailgov.com, and TV8 YouTube channel.
Town of Vail elections are non-partisan. In accordance with the town’s charter, voters may select up to four candidates. The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will serve four-year terms, while the fourth highest vote-getter will serve a two-year term. The mayor and mayor pro-tem are elected from among the council members and each serves a two-year term.
Eligibility requirements include being a U.S. citizen, a registered Vail voter, a resident of Vail for two years immediately preceding the election and collection of a minimum of 10 valid signatures from registered Vail voters on a nomination petition.
Vail’s Nov. 2 election is a coordinated election with Eagle County with all voting taking place by a mail-in ballot. A Voter Service and Polling Center will be located at the Grand View Room on the top deck of the Lionshead parking structure to assist Vail voters with their ballots beginning Oct. 28.
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 Colorado Secretary of State – (coloradosos.gov) Voters will also be able to register in person at any Eagle County Voter Service and Polling Center the day of election.
For questions about the Vail election, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 970-479-2136 or access the town’s website at Election Information | Vail, CO
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 email@example.com.
The Town of Vail is participating in a coordinated election with Eagle County on November 2, 2021.
The election will be conducted as a mail ballot election.
BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED to all registered voters at their current address beginning October 11, 2021. The ballot issued to you will only contain those questions on which you are eligible to vote based on your place of residence listed on your voter registration. Voter registration changes can be made online by visiting Go Vote Colorado.
The Eagle County Clerk must receive your ballot no later than 7:00 pm on November 2, 2021. A Voter Service and Polling Center will be located at the Grand View, 393 South Frontage Road West (top deck of Lionshead Parking structure) to assist Vail voters with their ballots beginning Monday, October 25, 2021. You can find additional information regarding the mail-in ballot and voter centers at Eagle County Clerk.
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