Silverthorne looks for new council member |

Silverthorne looks for new council member

The Silverthorne Town Council is searching for a resident to fill the seat left vacant by former councilman Jon Bird. Letters of interest or due to the town by June 4.
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Silverthorne is looking for a resident to fill the seat left vacant by former Councilman Jon Bird.

At the town council meeting on May 13, the council declared a vacancy following Bird’s death on April 15.

Bird, a longtime local, joined the council in March 2014 and was in his first term.

The town is now soliciting letters of interest from eligible citizens interested in filling the vacant seat. Residents who apply will be interviewed at a special meeting scheduled for June 9 at 6 p.m. in the town hall chambers. The town doesn’t specify requirements for letters of interest, but given recent debates over the Maryland Creek Ranch parcel and a push for development in the town core, a strong background on town policy is likely encouraged.

As outlined in the town charter, eligibility requirements are pretty straightforward: All nominees must be registered to vote in Silverthorne, as well as reside within town limits for at least one year.

The deadline to submit letters of interest is noon on June 4. Address letters to Silverthorne Town Clerk Michele Miller at PO Box 1309, Silverthorne, CO 80498. Letters can also be e-mailed to

The council will appoint a new council member during its regular meeting on June 10. The appointee will serve on the council for 10 months. In April 2016, the seat will be filled by voters during the regularly scheduled Silverthorne municipal election.

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