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Time To Finish What We Started: May 6th Election

To The Editor:

As co-chair of the Estes Park Wellness Coalition, I first want to thank everyone who participated in the April 1st election and especially those who provided the incredible support for the EPMC/Anschutz Wellness Center. Last week, with the closing of the property sale, we passed our first post-election milestone. The Town now has $1M to help it with flood recovery, Grand Heritage has the ability to move forward with detailed facility design and construction, EPMC has the ability to begin facility programming and the EPMC Foundation has the green light to begin fund raising. All in all a very important and successful April for Estes Park!

However, there is still one more critical issue that we, the electorate, need to take care of. On May 6th we need to go back to the polls and vote for two critical board seats on EPMC’s five member board. This board is responsible for the management over sight and strategic planning for EPMC and these seats are for four year terms. Given the magnitude of issues on the board’s plate, it is clear that these individuals will have significant impact on ensuring the strategic direction and the future financial and operational stability for EPMC. On April 1st the voters of the Town of Estes Park gave their approval to a direction for EPMC, on May 6th all 7900 eligible voters in the Hospital District need to make sure we staff the board to implement that direction for EPMC.

There are three candidates on the ballot for the two four year board positions. I have had the opportunity to closely work with two of them during the campaign: Sandy Begley and Chuck Levine. Both of these individuals have been strong supporters of the Medical Center and the Coalition in reaching our April 1st goal. I personally believe that having individuals who have the depth of business and financial strength combined with public service experience that Sandy and Chuck have will be invaluable to the EPMC board and will ensure our community with a level of professionalism on this important board that we all desire.

I urge each of you to exercise your right and responsibility as citizens to vote on May 6th from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Town Hall and I urge you to vote for Sandy Begley and Chuck Levine.

Thanks and take care, Michael Moon

Co-Chair, Estes Park Wellness Coalition


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