The Town of Buena Vista Board of Trustees has announced it is seeking to fill a vacancy left by Amy Eckstein, who resigned from her position on July 14, 2021. The Town is accepting letters of interest from Buena Vista town residents who would like to be considered for the opening.
According to the Town of Buena Vista’s letter of interest request, “The Board of Trustees will make the appointment to fill the vacancy at their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 after receiving presentations from the candidates that evening.”
This position will be temporary and serve until April 5, 2022 at which time the vacant position will be filled by the voters during the 2022 scheduled election. Trustees serve “at-large”
The Town’s letter of interest request describes part of the position’s duty as, “The Board of Trustees sets public policy, and sound policy decisions are the result of hard work. For this reason, elected officials are encouraged, but not legally required, to do outside-the-meeting work. Our dedicated Trustees volunteer their time reviewing meeting materials, educating themselves about public policy issues, interacting with constituents and other elected officials, educating constituents, attending meetings with other agencies and governmental bodies, serving on appointed committees, and acting as liaisons with staff and other agencies.”
The legal requirements to be a Trustee are as follows:
- Must be a registered voter
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a primary resident of the Town of Buena Vista for a period of at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the appointment
- Must maintain residency throughout the term in office
- Attend scheduled board meetings
Letters of Interest must be received by Paula Barnett, Town Clerk, by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Letters can be submitted in-person at Town Hall, 210 East Main Street, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by U.S. mail to PO Box 2002, Buena Vista, CO 81211. Contact Paula Barnett, Town Clerk, at 719-581-1017 with any questions.