I was sworn in as a member of the Board of Teton County Commission on January 7,
Teton County Commission swearing in ceremony 2013
2013. I appreciate the great welcome from the other members of the board and elected officials as well as the county staff and the community. I’m enjoying learning ever more about county government and the issues facing our board of county commission.
We are preparing to revise the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) with a thoughtful process that begins with a diagnosis of our current LDRs to produce guidelines and goals for the amendments to follow. And as you may have read in the JH Daily yesterday, we are considering a temporary moratorium on large planned residential development applications while we revise that portion of the LDRs. You can find the county commissioners calendar and meeting agendas on our website.
Thank you for you for your volunteer time, energy and donations to support our campaign, and thank you for voting to elect Melissa Turley to the Teton County Commission! Nearly 50 individuals volunteered their time to support Turley for Teton County by knocking on doors, getting out the vote and planning campaign events. We received more than 80 donations ranging from $10 to $1,000. Our facebook page attracted close to 400 fans and our website has received nearly 3,000 hits. Yesterday, 4,983 people in Teton County cast their ballots for Turley.
I have knocked on thousands of doors in Teton County since my first campaign for Town Council in 2006. But I’ve only had one door slammed in my face, and that was a day when a number of candidates were all out in the same neighborhood, right before Election Day. I knock lightly, because as the mother of a pre-schooler, I’m afraid to wake babes or their parents; but I always knock. Mostly, people are either busy or grateful to see their local candidate on their doorstep, or both. Folks have given me an overwhelmingly positive response this fall, and I’ve met many who have already voted for me, or said they planned to on election day.
The people who have asked questions have wanted to know how to register to vote in Teton County, where their polling place is, what my party affiliation is, about one-way traffic on the Moose Wilson Road, how old my son George is, which school board candidates I support, about Flat Creek flooding, and most often: who else is running for County Commission!
Dan Visosky at Live and Play Jackson Hole is creating professional videos that promote the recreational, lifestyle, cultural and community character of Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The first in Live and Play’s “Who We Are” series, this video gives a snapshot of who I am, and highlights my accomplishments as a member of the Jackson Town Council since 2006.
I appreciate the opportunity to talk about the Town’s energy efficiency work, including the installment of the state of Wyoming’s largest solar array at our waste water treatment plant and the LEED gold construction of the Home Ranch Welcome Center; as well as recent expansions to our Pathways system and the adoption of the Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan.
Election day is two weeks away, but why wait? Cast your absentee ballot today!
Vote early, vote Turley
Emailelections@tetonwyo.orgto request an absentee ballot by mail before next Tuesday, October 30. Or stop by the Teton County Clerk’s office, 200 South Willow St., before Monday, November 5 to vote at the absentee polling site Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
I deeply appreciate all of the support this campaign has received from you and other community members. Your actions speak loudly, and the number of Turley for Teton County banners, yard signs, bumper stickers, Facebook fans, volunteers and donors are testament to T4TC’s deep and broad community support. Thank you!
But have you told your friends, neighbors and co-workers why you’re supporting Turley for Teton County yet? If each of you shares your T4TC support with ten other voters, we will win this election. It’s that easy. And I don’t want to put words in your mouth, but in case you want a little help…
WHY TURLEY? TESTED: Twice elected to the Jackson Town Council, two years as Vice-Mayor. TRUSTED: Transparent and followed through to achieve our community’s goals. TURLEY: Understands where Jackson Hole has been with a vision for where we want to go.