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Silverthorne Town Council Appoints Kevin McDonald

Post Date:03/28/2017 3:39 PM

During the regularly scheduled Council meeting on Wednesday, March 22nd, the Town of Silverthorne’s six Council members unanimously moved to appoint Kevin McDonald as a Council Member;  filling the seat vacated by Peggy Long, who moved to her family ranch north of Town, making her ineligible to fill a Council seat.


McDonald fills the remainder of a four year term vacated by Long.  The next municipal election will take place in April 2018, and McDonald can run for a four year term at that time.  Under the Town of Silverthorne’s Home Rule Charter, the Town Council must appoint an eligible replacement to fill the vacancy no sooner than 10 days from the declaration of a vacancy and no later than 30 days from the declaration date.


Kevin was a founding member of the Economic Development Advisory Committee and served on the Silverthorne Town Council from 2006-2010.  He has been a Summit Foundation Trustee since 2009, serving as the Foundation’s President from 2013-2015.  McDonald was the Silverthorne Bank President for FirstBank from 1993 – 2005 and is currently the Chief Compliance Officer for New Path Capital Advisors.  He holds a BS in Business Administration from Colorado State University.  With his strong financial background, Kevin teaches personal finance skills classes for adults in Summit County, as well as a financial literacy class for 5th graders through the non-profit organization, Youth Entity.


McDonald, who will be sworn in during the Council meeting on Wednesday, April 26th, joins the Town of Silverthorne’s Council Members:  Bruce Butler, Mayor; Russ Camp, Derrick Fowler, Robert Kieber, JoAnne Nadalin and Tanya Shattuck.


"There are many important issues facing Silverthorne, and I look forward to helping Town Council move forward.  I hope my experience and skills will prove beneficial to our community," stated McDonald. 


"The Town Council was fortunate to have four outstanding candidates interview for the open council seat.  With so many key projects pending, like the Downtown Core and preparation for the workforce housing development on Smith Ranch, the Town Council felt that Kevin McDonald’s previous Town Council experience would enable him to transition very quickly and be a valuable contributor on pending issues from day one," stated Mayor Bruce Butler.

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