Keeping Grand County Grand
Anytime that a group of people has to coexist with limited resources there's going to be tough decisions to make. The board of county commissioners does their best to represent 14,289 residents of a large, diverse area (1,870 square miles). That means looking at issues with multiple perspectives and working toward solutions that benefit Grand County as a whole.
"Grand County is in a period of transition now--not only in government, but in the very core of our future. Leadership with continuity, respect and historical knowledge is necessary to create the best future possible."
Merrit studies each issue extensively to make informed decisions and listens to concerned constituents. In the past four years, Merrit has learned about the process, elements and issues effecting the towns, county, region, and state. The learning curve for all the different facets of local government is something voters don't have to worry about with Merrit. He already knows the issues and the process to start getting them resolved.
- Using challenging budget issues to prioritize, streamline, and improve overall efficiency of government.
- Facilitate smart sustainable growth.
- Balancing policies and regulations that work for businesses, residents, and visitors