Glenwood Springs appoints new member of city council

Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commissioner Marco Dehm was appointed on Friday to fill the vacancy on city council following the resignation of Steve Davis in January.

Council member Ingrid Wussow presented a motion to appoint Dehm to the vacancy at a special meeting of city council on Friday. Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Willman seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

Dehm is expected to hold the Ward No. 1 council seat for the remainder of Davis’ term, which ends in April 2023. Once the term ends, the seat would be up for election, allowing eligible candidates to compete for the position.

One of three candidates, Dehm served multiple terms on the city’s planning and zoning commission, dating back to 2010.

According to his resume, he is the chief operating officer of Keylink, LLC, a Glenwood Springs-based vacation rental company.

“I’m excited and thank the board for their faith in me,” Dehm said. “I intend to be operational with the full agenda next week. I’m ready and looking forward to it.“

Originally from Basel, Switzerland, Dehm wrote in his letter of intent to apply for Ward No. 1 seat: “I am a long-time resident of the town of Glenwood Springs with strong social ties.

After moving here in 1993 and living in different areas of the city, my wife and I finally settled in Ward 1 Walz Avenue in 1998 where we eventually raised our 3 daughters.

A woodworker early in his life, Dehm earned a bachelor’s degree in carpentry and design at Allgemeine Gewerbeschule, Switzerland, before moving to the United States and working as a shop supervisor at Kerr Cabinets & Design in Basalt.

In 2003, Dehm founded his own company, Eurostyle Woodworking, LLC, which he operated until 2019, his resume Ward No. 1 says.

The Ward No. 1 seat was vacated by longtime council member Steve Davis, who resigned in January without giving a reason.

On Friday, Mayor Jonathan Godes thanked Ward No. 1 candidates — Clemons Kopf, Marc Adler and Marco Dehm — and encouraged them to consider running for the job in 2023.

Reinforcing the mayor’s comments, council member Ingrid Wussow said the candidate pool was rich in talent.

“We had such great candidates,” Wussow said. “It was a really tough decision.”

Journalist Ike Fredregill can be reached at 970-384-9154 or by email at [email protected].

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