Richard Child

Richard Child

Professional Background/Occupation

Driven, dynamic and accomplished global financial products and services executive with years of distinguished contributions to market expansion, revenue growth and profitability in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific, who is a strong leader, manager and change agent with a history of developing key personnel and high-performing teams.

Length of Time as Town Resident

11 years

Previous Political Experience/Specific Qualifications

Served on the Mountain Village town council from 2008 through 2013 – served as mayor pro-tem for four years

Served on the board of directors of the Mountain Village HOA

Currently serve as an alternate member of the Mountain Village Ethics Commission

Currently serve as an alternate member of the board of the Telluride Airport Authority

Reasons You Would Like to Serve

While small, the town is somewhat of a complex entity given its home rule characteristic and the fact that second home owners are allowed to vote, which can easily lead to discord. I believe my multi-cultural experience and time served on boards and audit committees provide me with the necessary tools to ensure we have a healthy town in financial terms, manage the town’s growth and development in a sensible way, and deal with all constituents in a respectful and amicable manner.

Other Information You Want to Include (family, community involvement, other personal information)

I am married to Valerie and have two daughters aged 23 and 27. Both my daughters graduated from Telluride High School. My youngest daughter Jacqueline, graduated from Colorado College with a degree in physiology and is pursuing a masters degree as a Child Life Specialist. Alexa is a Georgetown Law graduate, and currently works as an assistant attorney in the criminal division of the City of Aurora, Colorado.

We enjoy the outdoors and realize how very special it is to be able to live here and be part of this community.

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