The Green Party comes to Summit |

The Green Party comes to Summit

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FRISCO – Greens from around Colorado will be descending on Frisco to discuss the future of the party at the annual Green Party of Summit County state meeting. The Green Party of Summit County will be hosting the event at the Frisco Recreation Building on 3rd Avenue on July 8-9.”We’re expecting a turnout of about 50,” said Doug Malkan, co-chair of the Green Party of Summit County. “They come from the different chapters in the state, from Cortez to Fort Collins to Colorado Springs. It’s important for us to get together face to face once a year so that we can keep in touch and see what other Greens around the state are doing.” The Green Party of Colorado bases its political platform on finding holistic solutions to environmental and social problems.Key issues for the party have traditionally been energy conservation, transportation and education.In Summit, the party’s one elected official is Jeffrey Bergeron, a member of the Breckenridge Town Council.”I guess for me the meaning of the event will be a get-together of like-minded people that put social issues and the environment above anything else,” Bergeron said. “That’s our most important political concern.”The convention will start on Friday evening at 5 p.m. with a get-together at the Frisco Recreation Building. The event will be open to the public so that non-Greens can attend and learn more about the party.Saturday the Greens will convene again at the recreation building to vote on state business matters and to address the future course of the party. The meeting will last from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any registered Green can attend and vote.”It will be good to be in a room full of fellow tree huggers,” Bergeron said. “No one will cut in front of you in the buffet line.”Andrew Tolve can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 251, or at

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