Candidates for Mayor (vote for 1):
William K. Madsen
Born and raised in Aspen, CO, Bill is an avid outdoorsman that takes advantage of the recreational activities that our mountains and valleys provide. Elected to the Snowmass Village Town Council in 2014 and elected Mayor in 2020 he is focused on following through on the council’s’ goals of preserving and protecting open spaces and our environment and promoting environmental and economic sustainability and resiliency. He is passionate about providing locals and guests with an amazing trail system so that walking and biking are the preferred modes of transportation. He is also a strong supporter of public transportation and creating spaces that encourages the use of local and regional bus service. Bill is committed to supporting a viable workforce and providing workforce housing. He recognizes that Snowmass is a resort town, but also a unique village and community and he believes that creative problem solving requires taking reasonable risk.
Reed Lewis is from the rural town of North Stonington, CT located on the RI border in Southern New England. He attended Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and has lived and worked in Snowmass Village since graduating in 1996. He served on the Snowmass Village Town Council from 2006-2010 and was also appointed to the MSEGS/Tourism Board for 3 3-year terms since its inaugural year in 2002. He is a former member of the Snowmass Village Rotary Club where he started the modern-day Snowmass Wine Festival in 2002, has been an active Volunteer Wilderness Ranger for the USFS through the Forest Conservancy for over 10 years, and has been a Board Member of the Willows HOA during their building and landscaping project. He purchased the Daly Bottle Shop from Jane and Dick Kelley in 2001, moved and added Grain Fine Food in 2005, started 81615 T-Shirt & Gift in 2010(all on the Snowmass Mall), and added LYS CBD Chocolate in 2018. His passions are skiing, stand up paddle surfing, tea, chocolate, antiques, and concert posters. He lives with his dog, Hamilton aka Hammers on Faraway Road.
Candidates for Town Council (vote for 2):
Matt Dubé has lived in Snowmass Village since 2015. Matt is concerned with community character, neighborhood quality of life, and public infrastructure. He serves on the Snowmass Village Planning Commission, where he reviews land use and development matters in an advisory role to Town Council. Prior to arriving in Snowmass Village, Matt honed his abilities in local government by implementing capital projects with the award-winning Gainesville, FL Community Redevelopment Agency (1998-2012). He is a member of Snowmass Village Rotary Club, where he serves on the Community Grants Committee. Matt also volunteers on the board of the Melton I HOA and on the Caring Connection team at Snowmass Chapel. Matt has also taught Nordic skiing to children at AVSC. He and his wife Ellen own and manage a family business. Matt is the proud father of a son at Aspen Middle School who is superior than he at any snow sport.
Thomas S. Goode
I have run a Plumbing and Heating Company for the past 40 something years. I have coached Aspen HS football team (Head Coach) and started their program in the year 2000. I have taught skiing in Snowmass Village for 30 something years. Now I am presently serving a term for the existing mayor’s remaining term on Town Council. I was elected to Council in 2015 after defeating another candidate. I presently am still officiating HS football on Friday nights. I have lived in the Valley since 1973 and moved to Snowmass Village at that time. I presently live in CC Homes SMV.
Regards Thomas S Goode
Born and raised in Snowmass Village, Britta has called this town home all of her life. Growing up here, attending Little Red Schoolhouse, learning to ski on these slopes, finding connections within each nook of this community and now raising her two kids here, this Village has shaped who she has become. From the start of her career as a reporter for the Snowmass Sun, on to co-creating the “Story of Snowmass,” our town’s history book, she has been a passionate advocate for celebrating Snowmass. Working hard to encourage a connected sense of community and protect this precious environment, our town and its surrounding wilderness are near and dear to her. Now as the Communications Director for the Farm Collaborative and Creative Director for Edible Aspen magazine as well as a local columnist, she continues to find inspiration. Britta is ready to take on a more active role, to help in shaping our community in an effort to give back for all the blessings for which she is so grateful. These have made our town an incredible place to live and have made her the civic- minded person she has grown into. Her informed opinions are influenced by her open minded approach and by having experienced and witnessed, and written about the evolution of our town throughout her life. With degrees in both Mass Communications and Cultural Anthropology, as well as a wealth of Snowmass work and life experiences to guide her, Britta hopes to be a voice for those who are not as often represented in this political sphere, one that can at times be a bit radical and other times a bit retro. Her journey has allowed for a depth of perspective in this part of our Valley that is hard to match. She believes in supporting locals first, maintaining connections with this vast and beautiful wilderness which has been the backdrop and setting for our lives here and which encourages us all to have a little more fun along our way.
In Britta’s words: “Snowmass Village is more than just my home, it’s my passion. I believe we are all in pursuit of a similar happiness and fulfillment. And these mountains and this town, along with the people who live here, are a constant motivation. I can relate to what it takes to live here, the struggles, the culture of fun and intellect, and the outdoorsy lifestyle. I plan to keep actively pursuing stewardship for our future, working to maintain an elevated experience for us all. It would be a great honor to serve and support Snowmass Village - perhaps one of the greatest honors of my life.”
My name is Susan Marolt. I am excited for the opportunity to serve our community in this new and challenging capacity. I have lived in Snowmass Village with my husband, Roger, for 30 years. Our 3 children, Lucy, Max and Jane were born and raised in the Village. I recently completed 8 years on the Aspen School District Board of Education and served as the liaison for the Snowmass Village Public Education Fund. I have also served on the board of the Little Red School House and as a Girl Scout leader throughout our years in Snowmass Village. In these roles, I have enjoyed meeting, attentively listening to members of our community, and working diligently to represent their interests. What is important to you, is important to me.
I have a strong financial background where, as a partner in Marolt, LLP and a certified public accountant, I have co-owned and managed a small business in Snowmass Village and Aspen for 30 years. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 with undergraduate and masters degrees in accounting. My free time is spent hiking with our dog, skiing, and practicing yoga. I also really enjoy trip planning and travel. I love our small community and its beautiful environment. I would be honored to serve as your town council member and to contribute to making Snowmass Village the best that it can be.