Wood's Distillery to Host Campaign Event for Greg Felt
For Immediate Release Salida Distillery hosts conversation with Greg Felt June 29
Greg Felt, independent candidate for Chaffee County commissioner, District 2, will host an informal evening of conversation with local citizens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday June 29 at Wood’s High Mountain Distillery, 144 W. First St. in downtown Salida. Greg will listen to citizen concerns and ideas, address important local issues and share his experience in working to build strong communities and preserve the local character of the places we call home.
Greg is especially interested in hearing from citizens in the 25-45 age group, the folks who are working to build a future in Chaffee County, and computers will be available so attendees can register to vote or check to ensure their voter registration is up to date. Greg came to Chaffee County in 1985 to work as a river guide. In the 31 years since, he has started, built and sold a whitewater rafting company; owned a motel; and co-founded and operated ArkAnglers, the region’s premier fly-fishing guide service and fly shops.
From early on, Greg could see the interdependence of tourism-related businesses and the key role that natural resource management decisions could play in those relationships, which underpin the Chaffee County economy. “I got involved,” Greg said, “and the more I learned, the more I perceived the connections between different issues.” Greg’s involvement includes serving on the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District and Arkansas River Outfitters Association boards of directors, the AHRA Citizens Task Force, the Trust for Public Lands Colorado Advisory Board, the Governor’s Drought Task Force, the Chaffee County Visitors Bureau and the Colorado River Access Dispute Resolution Task Force. Known as a listener and mediator – as someone who can bring together conflicting positions and find common ground – Greg does not pretend to have all the answers.
“When you look beyond the river and our inspiring mountains, the real asset of Chaffee County is its people – the fourth-generation cattleman to the newly arrived ski technician, the over-qualified barista to the recently retired physician. “I will actively draw on the knowledge and expertise of the full spectrum of our citizens as we work to address the county issues that lie ahead.”
Anyone unable to attend Wednesday’s event will have another opportunity to meet Greg from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 26 at Benson’s Tavern and Beer Garden, 128 N. F St. in downtown Salida.
Greg Felt shows off a brown trout caught in the upper Arkansas River. An independent candidate for District 2 Chaffee County commissioner, Greg will be available to speak with citizens about important local issues from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday June 29 at Wood’s High Mountain Distillery, 144 W. First St., Salida.