Vail Town Council Candidate Forum Scheduled for October 19

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The Vail Chamber & Business Association is hosting a Town Council Candidate Forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, October 19 at Donovan Pavilion, presented by the Vail Board of Realtors. The forum will provide an opportunity for each of the ten candidates to introduce themselves and field questions from panelists and the audience. The Vail Town Clerk’s Office has received and validated nomination petitions from ten candidates, including three incumbent, who have filed to run for the four open Vail Town Council seats in the November 7 election. The deadline for submitting nomination petitions was 5 p.m. Friday, October 2. The ballot order is as follows:

  • Jenn Bruno (incumbent)
  • Dave Chapin (incumbent)
  • Travis Coggin
  • Mark Gordon
  • Rodney Johnson
  • Bart Longworth
  • Greg Moffet (incumbent)
  • Edward Padilla
  • Brian Rodine
  • Taylor Strickland

Bruno, Chapin and Moffet are the incumbents up for re-election, Dick Cleveland who holds the other incumbent seat has decided not to run again this year. The forum is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.  Rob Levine, former general manager of Antlers at Vail, will be moderating and light refreshments will be served from Yellowbelly with locations in West Vail and the front range.

For details, contact the VCBA at (970) 477-0075 or The forum will be streamed live by High Five Media on Public Access. Replays of the candidate forum may be viewed at the same place on the web. For show times and video on demand, visit . For information on the November 7 Town of Vail Regular Municipal Election, including voter registration and early voting, please visit