Robin Crossan: Over 14 years educational volunteer experience |

Robin Crossan: Over 14 years educational volunteer experience

Robin Crossan

Hello everyone. Just a little bio in case you do not already know the Crossans. We moved from Southeast Pennsylvania in 2001. My husband, Barry, is retired from the oil and gas industry but you might see him checking tickets at the gondola singles line in the winter or playing golf in the summer.

Our son Brant attended Strawberry Park Elementary and Steamboat Springs Middle School, graduating from Lowell Whiteman School in 2010. Brant is an athlete on the U.S. Ski Cross Team, and we are very proud of him.

I was the facilities director and responsible for disaster recovery planning for Macy’s in New York City for nine years before moving to Steamboat in 2001. Over the past 14 years, I have volunteered with education in the Steamboat Springs School District — first as a member of SPE PIC, Middle School PIC and SAC, then the Capital Commission, president of the Education Fund Board, president of the Steamboat Springs School Board for four years and current member of the board.

I have donated my time to assist the coordination of the Rally in the Valley Golf Tournament during the past several years, raising money for the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Currently, I am an Ambassador supervisor with Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. in the wintertime and work for SkyWest Airlines.

As a council member for the Steamboat Springs City Council seat in District 1, I will:

■ Bring a team approach to solving problems by working alongside others.

■ Use my ability to find common ground.

■ Be open minded to learn from successes and failures.

■ Come prepared for every council meeting.

■ Be respectful of our city manager and staff, community and each other.

■ Work toward transparency in our government (minimal executive sessions).

There are many priorities we will need to address quickly as a new council, foremost, the hiring of a city manager. Our top candidate should be an individual with previous city management experience who will become a community member and work with our staff, council and community to create a progressive vision for the future.

Our candidate’s background should demonstrate their flexible management style to be able to work with different personalities within council, city government and community. Our manager needs to be creative to lend new approaches to old problems, a fresh set of eyes to help us look beyond the limits we have placed upon ourselves. They will be accountable to the residents of our community by setting goals, communicating progress, reaching targets and reporting back to council and community.

Having the opportunity to speak with so many concerned residents in the past few weeks confirms even more my commitment to our city and to do the best job possible when elected to city council. From transportation and affordable housing concerns to our role as good stewards of our Steamboat heritage and honoring our past, our conversations have been thought provoking.

It’s hard to explain but it’s really a passion for volunteering, learning about our community and helping others. It keeps me busy. I have the energy and enthusiasm to continue serving the community and hope my previous years of involvement in Steamboat Springs will help me be a strong city council member for the next four.

Taking the time and energy to listen in order to help craft decisions for our future is the commitment I can make to you, the community of Steamboat Springs.

Thank you, and I ask for your support by voting for Robin Crossan, District 1, City Council.

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