Statement of Support for Gwen Lachelt

The undersigned express our unqualified support for County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt as she faces an unprecedented recall drive based on spurious and unfounded charges. Gwen has been elected twice by voters who knew she would work tirelessly to keep La Plata County a wonderful place to live, work, and play. Contrary to the charges presented in the recall petition, her attendance record at County meetings is excellent, the business she and the other commissioners conduct outside La Plata County is a requirement of effective County governing, and both internal and external reviews showed no ethics violation involving a trip to Washington, DC to lobby against relaxing a rule that stops poison from pouring into our air. We applaud Gwen’s record and will be honored to see her finish out her second term with the same excellence she’s demonstrated to this point.