Dujardin steps off CB council for job opportunity in Utah

Council will appoint replacement for fall

[ By Mark Reaman ]

Crested Butte town councilman Will Dujardin officially submitted his resignation from council on Monday, August 16. Dujardin will be moving to Utah to pursue a professional opportunity and his new job starts in earnest this fall. Council will choose a replacement for him in September.

In a sometimes emotional farewell speech, Dujardin said it had been an honor to serve on the council for almost four years. He said while it might be “really easy to be negative about this place recently… the reality is that we can’t keep painting that the Crested Butte dream is still available to everyone and anyone. We have to address our problems proactively…. It feels like we are at a crossroads in the community…But I encourage everyone to get involved in local government. We all need to roll up our sleeves and put in the hard work and perseverance. We basically asked for this …and I have faith we can get it right.”

The town is advertising for a replacement to sit in Dujardin’s seat until the November 2 election. They will interview prospective candidates at the September 7 meeting. Whoever is appointed will have to run for election this fall.

To qualify, a person must be at least 18 years old, be a registered voter in Crested Butte and have been a resident of town for at least one year. Applications can be sent to Rob Zillioux at the town hall and should be received before 5 p.m. on September 1.

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