2020Wilson resigns

Kirk Wilson steps down from Garfield Re-2 School District

Applications being sought Director District B candidates

RIFLE - At the August 24, 2020 School Board meeting, Kirk Wilson officially resigned as the representative from Director District B.  Wilson recently took a new position as the Chief of Police in Carbondale.


“I’m very disappointed that I will be unable to serve out my term on the school board,” said Wilson. “This is one of the finest teams I have worked with and we have gone through and accomplished a lot during our time together.  The responsibilities of my new position require me to step down.”


School Board president Anne Guettler said Wilson will be missed.


“Kirk is an excellent school board member and an even better person. We will miss his humor, his insight and deep thinking on this team,” said Guettler. “He has helped us navigate through what may be the most difficult set of circumstances for a school board – for that we will always be grateful.”


Wilson was elected in November 2019 and has served just shy of two-years on the Board. The District is seeking community-minded residents interested in serving in Director District B.


District B is generally the north-eastern portion of the City of Rifle north of Morrow and Firethorn Drives, east of Whiteriver Avenue ane extending easterly, north of Highway 6 & 24 and west of North 1st Street (aka Silt Mesa Road) and generally includes the neighborhoods of Arabian Heights, Deerfield Park, North Pastures, Promontory, Rifle Creek Estates (in Rifle) and most of Silt Mesa including Peterson Lane, Miller Lane, and Ukele Lane. 


Applicants must live within the boundaries of Director District B, be a registered voter as shown on the books of the county clerk and recorder for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the appointment, be 18 years or older, and be a citizen of the United States. You can download a prospective board member packet here.


Letters of interest in the Director District B position should be submitted to the Garfield Re-2 School District to arrive no later than 5 p.m. September 14, 2020.  Attn: Anne Guettler, Director District B vacancy, 839 Whiteriver Ave., Rifle, CO 81650. For more information you may call the Garfield Re-2 District Office at 665-7600. The District B seat must face election in the November 2021 election.

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