As an involved citizen and member of several committees over the years, I have worked closely with former Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department Director Chris Wilson throughout his tenure with the city on many issues from trails and dog parks to the design and operation of the ice rink. Although I have not always agreed with Chris, I always have found him to be fair and respectful of others’ opinions and points of view. He has been a strong advocate for the things in this town that we all like the most. Chris always has worked extraordinarily hard to meet the needs and desires of this community, even under near-impossible budgetary constraints. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same of his superiors.