During its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, April 23, the Silverthorne Town Council unanimously appointed Russ Camp to the council seat vacated by Bruce Butler, who was sworn in as mayor earlier this month.
Camp will serve the remaining two years of Butler’s four-year town council term. He was sworn in during Wednesday’s meeting, officially joining Butler, Mayor Pro Tem Ann-Marie Sandquist and Councilmembers Jon Bird, Derrick Fowler, Peggy Long and Stuart Richardson.
“I am proud to have the honor of serving on the Silverthorne Town Council,” Camp said. “I am confident I will be able to put my many years of town and county government service to appropriate use.”
Camp comes to the council with a long history of public service. For the last seven years he has served on both the town of Silverthorne Planning Commission and the Snake River Planning Commission.
He also currently serves on the Summit County Open Space Advisory Council.
Prior to his public service in Summit County, Camp retired from a successful career in the aviation manufacturing industry. Camp also has served on three different HOA boards in Colorado and Pennsylvania.
Camp was selected from what Butler described as a strong pool of four interested applicants, but it was his experience on the town’s planning commission that put him over the top.
“The town council was fortunate to have four outstanding candidates interview for the open seat,” Butler said. “With his wealth of planning commission experience, the town council felt Russ would be able transition very quickly to the town council and be a valuable contributor on pending issues from day one.”