Dillon seeks to appoint new town council member by November | SummitDaily.com

Dillon seeks to appoint new town council member by November

Dillon is seeking a new town council member after Erik Jacobsen left the county this month. Jacobsen was appointed to town council in 2012, serving on the economic development and cemetery committees.
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The town of Dillon is seeking to fill a town council opening since Erik Jacobsen left Summit County. Jacobsen, a member of the town’s cemetery and economic development committees, had served with the town for more than three years.

“He always was an active participant in discussions on economic development,” Dillon town manager Tom Breslin said. “He was a big proponent of revitalizing the town.”

Jacobsen had worked as a financial advisor in Dillon for several years before he left Summit in September to live off of his sailboat for an extended period of time. He had served with Dillon’s town council since he was appointed in June of 2012 and was re-elected to a four-year term in April of 2014.

The town is currently accepting letters of intent for the vacancy, with hopes to appoint a new councilmember by Nov. 3. They would then serve until April 2016 elections, where they could choose to run for a full term.

“This is when the clock starts ticking,” Dillon Mayor Kevin Burns said, noting that the town has 60 days to either appoint a new councilmember or go to election.

The town will accept letters of interest until Oct. 14, with interviews starting Oct. 20.

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