In an emerging race for Seat 1 on the panel, Sun Valley Planning and Zoning Commissioner Blair Boand is competing against businessman Matthew Colesworthy.
said that his
experience in the securities industry has afforded him with a wealth of skills that would be effective in managing budgets and developing sound policies."I believe I bring leadership and experience from a businessman's perspective," he
...Colesworthy, 49, is an associate vice president at the A.G. Edwards investment firm in Ketchum and a 10-year volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Ketchum Fire Department.He is a board member of the Ketchum-Sun Valley Rotary Club and a former president of the Sagehill Homeowners Association.He
has lived in Sun Valley for 10 years.Colesworthy said he believes his diversity of experience in community affairs, combined with his knowledge of financial matters, would make him an effective council member.
"I bring the ability to negotiate to the table," he
If elected to the council, Colesworthy
would aim to:
would work to protect the rights of landowners while also advocating responsible development."I'm not pro developer, but I'm for common sense," he
In assessing two controversial projects that faced Sun Valley in recent years, Colesworthy
believes that the city acted appropriately in denying the proposed Triumph Springs project and also acted appropriately in approving Phase 4 of Crown Ranch subdivision. Colesworthy
noted that he
is prepared to listen to the public.