Dillon seeking new council member

Kathryn Turner
Summit Daily News

After a recent resignation from Dillon councilman Geoffrey Schmidt, the town is searching for someone to fill his spot.

Schmidt could not be reached to comment on why he left, but Mayor Ron Holland said the reasoning behind Schmidt’s departure was personal business and commitments.

“He didn’t have time to do it justice,” Holland said.

The town is accepting letters of interest and resumes for a new council member, but as of earlier this week, had not received any, according to town manager Joe Wray.

“We have had some people that have expressed interest,” he said.

If no one submits an application, council can solicit a new member or hold a special election.

Summit County resident Sandy Greenhut spoke before council Tuesday night to recommend they consider Dillon resident Erik Jacobsen, who came in just behind new council members Terry King, Kevin Burns and R. Louis Skowyra III in April’s election.

“I think they need a businessperson on the council,” she said.

Jacobsen could not be reached for comment Thursday.

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