Steamboat Springs After eight years on the Yampa Town Board, Karen Tussey resigned from her seat after the March board meeting.
Tussey said she and her husband plan to move to Kansas and live with Tussey’s mother near where she grew up. She has lived in Yampa for nine years and will leave in summer.
“It’s very hard,” Tussey said about leaving. “There’s a lot of things going that I was involved in, even if it’s just discussion.”
Tussey’s spot on the board is now vacant, and the town is accepting letters of interest, Town Clerk Janet Ray said.
Applicants must be 18 or older, be a registered voter and have resided in the town limits of Yampa for one year. There is no deadline for the letters of the interest; the position will be open until it is filled.
The term runs until the next municipal election in April 2012.
“They need to be open-minded, able to discuss issues and be calm,” Tussey offered as advice to potential board members. “And have fun. It’s a wonderful board.”
Tussey also was secretary of the South Routt Economic Development Council for six years.
She said she’ll miss a lot about the town, but it mostly comes down to the people.
“I’ll miss everybody,” Tussey said. “All the people here that wave and smile and tip their hat, engage you in great conversations at the post office.”
— To reach Nicole Inglis, call 970-871-4204 or e-mail ninglis@SteamboatToday.com