Fraser Valley Rec District to hold board election on May 8
The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District is set to hold it’s 2018 election on May 8, electing three new members to the board’s ranks. The Grand Park Community Recreation Center will serve as the polling place for the election, and voting will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The responsibilities of board members are broad, but include holding the district to the standard set forth in its mission statement: “to provide recreational experiences for our residents and guests through innovative, quality programs and facilities that promote health and wellness.”
“I would speak to the board members responsibilities as kind of helping to identify the vision of the district, setting policy and keeping oversight of the director,” said Scott Ledin, director of the rec district. “They’re responsible for helping to oversee that the district’s mission is met in a broad sense.”
There are currently three openings on the board with only Secretary Roger Hedlund and Treasurer Rainie Murdoch assured to return. John Glancey, the board’s president, has reached the end of his term limit and is not eligible for reelection. Vice President Kimberly Hanna is relocating to the Steamboat area and will not seek reelection.
Board member David McKnight is coming off a four-year term and will run for reelection against a field of newcomers that includes Al White, David M. Corbin, Lisa Steckler and Kelley Glancey. Those who are elected will serve four-year terms.
To vote, you must be registered to vote within the state of Colorado, and either live or own property within the district (the recreation district includes 218 square miles ranging from Winter Park through Tabernash). This means that second homeowners, including their spouses, who own property within the district, can vote, even if it isn’t their primary residence.
The elected members will be sworn in during the board’s first official meeting on May 22. Absentee ballots can be found on the recreation district’s website, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and are due no later than 5 p.m. on May 1.
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