Number of applicants for opening on Breckenridge Town Council grows to seven |

Number of applicants for opening on Breckenridge Town Council grows to seven

Residents fill council chambers in Breckenridge for the annual State of the Town address in May 2017. Breckenridge Town Council is expected to appoint a replacement for Elisabeth Lawrence, who left her position with the town to become a Summit County commissioner, in March.
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The field of candidates for the open seat on Breckenridge Town Council has almost doubled since Monday with some time remaining to apply before Thursday’s deadline.

With three more people coming into the fold since Monday, the seat vacated by Elisabeth Lawrence after she was appointed to become a Summit County commissioner now has seven interested applicants.

The new applicants are Mindy Brewer, a former teacher who owns a small property management company; Jonathan Enns, a local real estate pro; and Hal Vatcher, a retired IT professional.

They join Jessica Morse, Steve Gerard, Leigh Girvin and Emily Wahl, who all submitted their letters of interest on or before Monday, in the pool of potential replacements to fill Lawrence’s vacated seat.

Anyone still interested in the open council seat has until 4 p.m. Thursday to send a letter describing his or her interest in the position, experience and background.

Candidates should be ready to attend regular council meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month and have a demonstrated commitment to the town. Attendance at additional committee meetings also will be required, and an appointee must be a resident of Breckenridge for at least one year, an elector and a U.S. citizen.

Letters of interest should be emailed to Executive Administrative Assistant Peyton Rogers at For more, call 970-547-3166.

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