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Adams appointed to planning commission seat

BOA’s Kathryn Taggart named regular planning commission member

May 5, 2023

Garfield County has appointed Daniel Adams of New Castle to fill a vacancy as an associate member on the Garfield County Planning Commission, replacing Jarman Smith (Aspen Glen), who resigned from the position.

“He’s put in his time,” Commissioner Tom Jankovsky said of Adams. “He applied to the planning commission in the past and we didn’t have an available position, so we appointed him to the Garfield County Board of Adjustment (BOA).”

Adams’ planning commission terms runs until the end of 2023. The commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month, with an alternate meeting date on the fourth Wednesday.

Cole Buerger of Glenwood Springs also submitted a letter of interest for the planning commission vacancy. Jankovsky and Commissioner Mike Samson noted that both applicants for the seat were excellent candidates and well-qualified.

Adams noted in his letter of interest that he graduated from the Colorado School of Mines and has worked for 15 years in the mining industry across the globe.

“I experienced firsthand what good, and bad, mineral development looks like to a community. Most recently, I have been applying my 20 years of leadership and executive skills as the COO and co-owner of Logistics Technology HQ,” he wrote in his letter of interest. “Leveraging all this empowers me to make well-informed decisions for our county that can be well articulated to the diverse stakeholders.”

The board also appointed Kathryn Taggart as a regular member of the commission. Taggart is also a member of the BOA – that board’s by-laws require that a member of the BOA be a regular member of the planning commission.

“Kathryn has a lot of experience in planning and we’re really lucky to have her,” Jankovsky added.

Both appointments were approved unanimously, 3-0.