Harrington announces candidacy for mayor of Grand Lake
February 11, 2008
Glenn Harrington has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Grand Lake.
A longtime resident of Grand Lake, Harrington has served as a trustee on the Town Board for the past four years. In that role, he has been a strong supporter of the business community, of community activities, and of the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce.
Public service has been a big part Glenn’s life for many years. He has served on the board of the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce. He’s also served as a member of the Chaffee County Planning Commission, the Chaffee County Board of Adjustment, and on the Grand County Housing Commission.
Harrington is an active member of the Grand County Water Information Network and the Three Lakes Watershed Association. He is a member of the Grand Lake Rotary Club as well.
Harrington holds a master’s degree in natural sciences and is a retired science teacher. He worked 12 summers as a seasonal Park Naturalist for the National Park Service that included an assignment at Rocky Mountain National Park.
He’s also a military veteran, having served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955.
Harrington and Melva, his wife of 56 years, raised three daughters together and now have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren in their family.
“In running for mayor, I realize that if elected, I will be in a position of leadership,” Harrington said. “When an individual is placed into a position of leadership, they enter into the arena of influence. The purpose of being in an arena of influence is to inspire people to work together, to unite, to respect each other, to be positive, and to be honorable in all that is done.
“The mountains are great and the lakes are wonderful but the greatest asset of Grand Lake is the people. Working together, we can make a difference,” he added.