I thought I offered the Club a diverse perspective from one of the more economically successful counties on the Western Slope, and I did my best to work in partnership with other interests in order to arrive at collaborative positions appropriate to our far-flung membership. However, when an organization gives an officer a vote of no confidence, I believe that the only appropriate action is resignation.
Unfortunately, Club 20 has never had much of following in San Miguel County, since the majority of our citizens are so out of step with small-town boosterism as an organizational principle.
Still, I believed that Club meetings provided a valuable regional forum for diverse interests and at times in its 60+ year history this Western Slope institution has done exactly that. But not so currently. The Club has been taken over by the oil & gas industry, from its recent leadership to its big gun funders.
Call it Club 19, from here on out. As far as I’m concerned, it no longer represents the voice of San Miguel County.
– Art Goodtimes, San Miguel County Commissioner