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Meet the new Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District directors

Reid Armstrong
Sky-Hi Daily News
Grand County, CO Colorado

The Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District canceled its board of directors elections last week after only three people filed for candidacy: Andrew Chasin, John Glancey and Dan O’Connell.

O’Connell currently serves as president of the board. The other two directors will be filling seats vacated by Beth Sands and Pete Stroehecker.

Andrew Chasin

Andrew Chasin has been involved in rec district programs for six years with his children. A technical support manager for a software company in Denver, Chasin is interested in helping the district expand its programs and to insure that the district continues to have projects that benefit the community.

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“We made use of the school age and adult programs that were available through the rec district even prior to center being opened,” Chasin said.

Chasin said he’s been in tune with the controversy in the district over last few years and his name was on the ballot as a candidate in the recall election a few years ago. But, he added, he doesn’t have an agenda.

“I just want to continue the good work the current board is doing,” he said.

Chasin knew there were potentially going to be seats available on the board this election and he was ready to step up and run again. “I’m there to do my part for community,” he said.

John Glancey

With a college degree in commercial and outdoor recreation from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, John Glancey worked in parks and recreation on and off for nearly a decade.

He was employed by Seattle Parks and Recreation and later entered the world of hotel management. It was a job in event management for a British tour company that initially led him to Winter Park in 1997.

He lived in Fraser for six years before moving to Seattle. In 2008, he and his wife Kelley came back to Winter Park where she joined her father’s practice at Byers Peak Family Medicine.

Glancey works on ski patrol at Winter Park Resort and helps care for their baby twins, Logan and Kendall. He said he ran for office because he wanted to be more involved with the community. He hopes to have something to offer the board with his experience in corporate management combined with his background in parks and recreation.

“Coming back and hearing all the fire and lightning rod issues, I thought I’d be able to help.”

Glancey said he doesn’t have any political agenda and is just interested in getting back into the world of parks and recreation and helping out in any way he can.

– Reid Armstrong can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610 or

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