Replacement expected to be appointed at December 5 meeting
By Mark Reaman
Crested Butte Town Council member Erika Vohman has officially resigned from the council. Vohman sent a resignation letter to town manager Dara McDonald on Friday, November 11 stating that the action was effective immediately.
“Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from my position on the Crested Butte Town Council. My last day on council is today, November 11, 2016. Thank you for everything,“ her letter simply stated.
“I am moving out of town,” Vohman said further in an email on Monday. She explained in a letter to the community that she would be focusing on growing her business, Maya Superfoods (see page 4).
Crested Butte mayor Glenn Michel thanked her for her service at a council meeting on Monday, November 14.
Town clerk Lynelle Stanford explained that the council has 30 days from the date of the resignation to appoint a replacement. The town will be accepting letters of interest until November 30. The council will review the letters and discuss the options at the December 5 meeting.
To be eligible to sit on the council, a person must have lived in Crested Butte for the past year; must be a registered voter in town; and must be a U.S. citizen.
Whoever is appointed will hold the seat until the next election so he or she will have to run next November if they find the job worthwhile.
Given that situation, there will be five council seats up for election in the fall of 2017. The mayor’s seat is up every two years, along with three council representatives. The four-year terms of councilmen Jim Schmidt, Roland Mason and Chris Ladoulis end next year. Vohman’s seat will make a total of five open council spots.