2020 Candidates

Candidates for Mayor (vote for 1):

Bill Madsen

Bill Madsen

I was born and raised in Aspen but moved to Snowmass Village in 1996. My wife Deborah and I have three kids (Dylan, Sophia & William) and we live in The Crossing neighborhood. We are surrounded by people that are passionate about Snowmass and they have encouraged me to be active in Snowmass politics. I am a strong supporter of employee housing, trails, connectivity, community engagement, an improved entry way and town park, the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery and world class skiing and riding. As a member of the Town Council for the past six years I am proud of the progress we have made as a community and as a council. I believe in building consensus when the Town Council is presented with challenging decisions by allowing for robust, civilized debate. I am a pragmatist at heart which mean I will always seek practical solutions to challenges and opportunities. I enjoy evaluating theories and beliefs to determine success based on the practical application of a concept or plan.

Tom Goode

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Hello my name is Thomas S Goode and I am running for mayor of Snowmass Village. I first arrived in Snowmass Village in 1973 after deciding to come out West to ski for a year.  I felt at home here immediately upon arriving and consequently never left. I am currently a Plumbing and Heating contractor in the Roaring Fork Valley and a member of Town Council.   Working within Snowmass Village in many different capacities has afforded me the opportunity to gain a real pulse for our community.  I have been in the service business as a ski instructor for over 35 years, Head Coach for the Aspen High School Football program, Officiator of football and Director whereby I worked with CHSAA and other state officials. My experience in Snowmass Village prior to winning a seat on Town Council in 2015 has been 33 years on the Board of Appeals and several years as Director, a member of the Planning Board where I chaired for several years and I have also been on several volunteer boards throughout that time. I feel I have much more to offer to our community.  Please elect me for your Mayor of Snowmass Village. 

Candidates for Town Council (vote for 2):

Matthew Owens

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Matthew Owens was born and raised in a small wooded community in Mt. Pleasant Michigan. He Graduated from Central Michigan University in 2001 with a BA in Communications.  After graduation, Matthew became a salesman for a computer training company until he moved to Snowmass Village in 2004.  He started as a Manager for the Snowmass Club until he began working for Aspen Skiing Company. For the past 15 years, Matthew has been the Housing Operations Manager for ASC. In addition, he owns and operates Mr. Project Property Management. Matthew is a husband, father and a small business owner. He has lived in Snowmass Village full time for over 16 years. He loves enjoying the great outdoors and local community that Snowmass Village has to offer. Matthew is dedicated to ensuring a great future for the Town of Snowmass Village and he’s ready to listen to you!

Gray Warr

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Gray Warr is currently employed as the Snowmass Ski School Adult Alpine Program Coordinator, works Guest Services for the Town of Snowmass Village, and also works for Mighty Mouse Property Management.  Growing up in South Carolina he learned the value of Southern Hospitality.  After graduating in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina he followed his dreams and moved out west where he fell in love with the mountains, his wife, and the ski industry. Having recently become a father, Gray Warr is excited to take part in the shaping of the community around him.  He believes in tastefully growing the economy of Snowmass Village while maintaining open space and being environmentally prudent.  Gray Warr believes in affordable housing to complement our strong workforce. While relatively young in the eyes of today’s politics Gray Warr is not new to hard work.  Most recently Gray was a Hazard Mitigation Community Education and Outreach Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for nine years where he deployed across America directly after a disaster. Prior to FEMA Gray was employed as the South Carolina Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planner. A lover of family, dogs, and motorcycles Gray is also a stained-glass artist, a sailor, and a handyman. If you see Gray walking his adorable brown Shih Tzu Lucy Potato or see him riding his red motorcycle Leroy, please allow him to take time to get to know you.

Alyssa Shenk

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While serving the Snowmass Village community for the past six years—residents, acquaintances, employees, neighbors, guests, second-home owners, and friends—Alyssa Shenk has developed notable insight into the importance of ensuring families, and women in particular, have a distinct voice on Town Council. As a mom of two school-age kids, wife, attorney, Snowmass Mountain ambassador, Aspen School District volunteer, Pathfinders staffer, and 16-year local resident, Alyssa successfully pursued safer and more visible pedestrian crossings along Brush Creek Road; the Base Village reboot, including family friendly amenities like the ice skating rink and summer fountains; marijuana regulations carefully adopted to appropriately reflect community attitudes; and recognition as Volunteer of the Year in the 2019 Aspen Times Weekly “Best Of” edition. Alyssa has also been working with SMV businesses to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been a constant volunteer at local food banks since the outset of the crisis.

Tom Fridstein

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I am running for Town Council because I deeply care about Snowmass Village and want to contribute my knowledge and leadership to benefit and preserve our unique community. Learn more at www.TomFridstein.com. I am active in our community as the Chairman of the Planning Commission, member and past President of the Rotary Club, participated in creating the 2018 Comprehensive Plan and member of the ASE Vison Committee.  I visited Snowmass Village regularly since 1968 and my parents were residents for 20 years. I  had a successful career in the international practice of architecture directing the design of buildings and environments throughout the US and 26 countries and held leadership roles at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Tishman Speyer, AECOM, RMJM/Hillier, and Cuningham Group.  I am a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED accredited. After retiring from architectural practice in 2019, I established Pinnacle Project to assist homeowners in managing their renovations or new home construction. My education includes a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, MBA from Columbia University, and Researcher in Sustainable Design at Princeton University.

Jeff Kremer

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Jeff Kremer first resided in Snowmass Village for a 6 month period in 1985. The town and its spectacular setting left an indelible impression. He returned with his wife, Annette, in 1991 and they have lived in the village for the past 29 years. Jeff and Annette have been married 31 years. They have 2 adult children who grew up in town. Jeff dedicated 40 years of his life working in Behavioral Health, for the final 20 years of his career, as a Senior Management team member. Like many villagers, Jeff is active in a number of outdoor activities.  He has run in and around the village for the past 26 years. He works out, snowshoes, hikes and climbs mountains. He enjoys growing hollyhocks along the Owl Creek Trail. In 2016/17, Jeff served on the POSTR steering committee followed by over 2 years as the Chair of the POSTR Board.