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Heather Sloop: Develop transparency to build trust

Heather Sloop

I would like to represent Steamboat Springs as the District 3 representative for city council. I think my professional background and extensive experience enable me to work with fellow council members to gain the trust of our community constituents, by developing greater transparency of issues within the city, and especially within the council.

I have been living in Steamboat Springs for more than 14 years. My husband, Peter, owns and operates Sloop Painting and we have two children, Vivian, 5, and Otto, 4.

The foundation of being an influential council member is threefold:

  1. Take care of our local community first.

  2. Build an intelligent and well planned infrastructure for the future generations of this community.

  3. Continue to support and promote our city as a great place to live.

These all begin with building relationships between city council and the Steamboat residents. As your councilwoman, I will work toward rebuilding your trust in the council and in the city. My experience working in both the private and public sectors will help mend these relationships and build a foundation of strong communication.

I am committed to transparency. A transparent government is an efficient government. I am mindful that the public’s business must always be done in public. This will be the guiding principle in all my activities on council.

Through these past three years working in the private sector, I have spent a great deal of my time mitigating and mediating between community and governments. I think this experience will be invaluable to serve as your District 3 representative.

My knowledge of government process and procedure allows me to speak effectively when it comes to understanding the limitations and expectations of the council. Working for Routt County as senior engineer for 10 years gave me the insight to understand the policies, practices and procedures that are the foundation of council and its duties.

I have developed strong working relationships with business owners and other community entities in my past and present career. These relationships will be instrumental in moving the city and council forward in this next election term.

With four new members joining council in November, the course and tone of city council will be changing. I want to be part of that change. My business experience will be a valuable asset as this change occurs. I have the proven ability to build partnerships and keep a productive focus when making decisions.

I will be an asset to this council and the Steamboat Springs community. I will always be available to our residents, open to ideas from the public and prepared to introduce them to the council. Your vote for me will help make our city a greater place for all of us now and in the future.

To know me, is to know that I am a working mom with a clear understanding of what it takes to tackle important issues while keeping government officials honest and transparent. After years of enjoying the wonderful benefits of living in this great community, it is my time to serve and I am willing to do the hard work necessary.

Simply put, I am running for city council because I love Steamboat, and I’m dedicated to our future.

To learn more about me or to support my campaign, please visit sloopcitycouncil.com, or follow my campaign on Facebook at Heather Sloop for City Council. I’d like to earn your vote.

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