Ferrari seeks Winter Park council seat
March 31, 2016
Winter Park resident Art Ferrari is mounting a write-in campaign for Winter Park Town Council.
Ferrari, a freelance photographer, said development, transportation and affordable housing were his primary concerns.
"If elected to town council, I would like to help our community expand its retail and residential development in a responsible and environmentally sensitive way," Ferrari said. "I'd like to see continued effort to sustain a robust public transportation system as well as see an increase in affordable family and workforce housing."
Before moving to Winter Park in 1992, Ferrari worked as a public accountant and information technology consultant.
Since coming to Grand County, he has worked worked for Winter Park Resort in lift management and as a business consultant.
"I like the small town feel with big resort amenities," Ferrari said of Winter Park.
He enjoys skiing, biking and attending music events, he said.
Ferrari serves as vice chairman of the Grand County Water and Sanitation District 1 board, treasurer of the Grand County Blues Society, and serves as a board member for the Hi Country Haus HOA and Winter Park Music Inc.
Ferrari said affordable housing and public transportation were likely the most important issues facing the town in the next four years.
Winter Park is in the process of taking over The Lift bus system from Winter Park Resort.
Winter Park also recently completed an attainable housing plan and hired an attainable housing program director.
"As far as affordable housing, I would like to see continued creative cooperation with developers to ensure future stock of housing," Ferrari said. "I basically like the direction that town council has taken in the recent past and feel that I would be a good asset to continue addressing these issues."
Ferrari said there were opportunities for "responsible growth" in Winter Park.
"If elected, I would do my best to ensure that Winter Park remains a great place to live work and vacation," he said.
Hank Shell can be reached at 970-557-6010.