Tanecia Spagnolia: Let’s prioritize housing, child care and community

Tanecia Spagnolia

It would be an honor to provide on Silverthorne City Council mainly because I have a enthusiasm for this local community and its potential. I can advocate for quite a few aspects of the Silverthorne local community. I recognize what it normally takes to increase youngsters in this article and how hard it is to locate little one care. I have knowledgeable what it normally takes to get started a organization. I will advocate for our regional family members, firms and workforce.

Born and lifted in Pennsylvania, I grew up skiing and snowboarding in the Appalachians. I graduated from faculty with a bachelor’s in small business advertising and marketing and moved to Colorado for the outdoor and society. Following a 12 months in Denver, adopted by a period of snowboard instruction for Breckenridge, I moved back again to Pennsylvania to perform in the scientific industry. My heart missed the Rocky Mountains, so soon after acquiring my master’s in enterprise, I moved back again to Colorado.

After 14 many years of a variety of roles in provide chain, promoting, revenue and solution administration, I wanted to begin my very own organization. I usually beloved operating in dining establishments and experienced a passion for the culinary and craft cocktail sector. While attending culinary university and doing the job on a small business system to open up a restaurant, I launched Tree Line Bloody Mary Mixes, which are now sold all about Colorado, together with in several bars/restaurants, and nationally via e-commerce.

In 2017, my spouse and I have been residing in Arvada. We beloved Silverthorne and the neighborhood, and we agreed this was the fantastic spot to elevate our children and open up our new restaurant. In November 2019, a person month right after our second daughter was born, we opened Timberline Craft Kitchen area & Cocktails with no investors or associates.

Not only did we experience all the pains of a new organization, but right after 4 months of operations, we encountered the pandemic. We discovered to navigate how to preserve our company afloat, assist our workforce make ends meet, and maintain our relatives risk-free and wholesome. As a result of perseverance, I consider we have prevail over some of the most tough road blocks any new company owner could confront.

Priority No. 1: Cost-effective housing

Proudly owning a enterprise with 20-in addition staff, I see firsthand the challenges of getting cost-effective housing. I lease our rental in Wildernest to employees very well below sector value. I also subsidize the hire on a 5-bed room home in Silverthorne for employees. These ideas are some thing extra business house owners have to have to do to support the workforce.

In addition, we want to push through a lot more cost-effective housing concepts like Smith Ranch for people and Alpine Inn for seasonal personnel. We need to have much more limits on brief-phrase rentals so there are a lot more lengthy-time period rentals accessible. Economical housing is not just about seasonal vacation resort and company sector personnel, but also local business enterprise homeowners, government workers and everyone who wishes to increase a household listed here. Economical housing really should be attainable for those who are living, perform and own businesses in this article.

Priority No. 2: Youngster care and baby programs

Obtaining two youthful little ones who are not but in university and have to have day treatment is the everyday living I have lived for the previous three a long time. Summit County is house to hundreds of people that want their little ones to mature up in this amazing region and knowledge all it has to give. We have to have extra kid care selections, extra immediately after-college systems and far more rec middle courses that do not fill up in 45 seconds. The area governments will need to subsidize youngster treatment and young children programs so they are available to absolutely everyone.

Priority No. 3: Deliver the community jointly

Silverthorne has done a fantastic work with neighborhood situations, but with the boost in lodges, second residences and vacationers in town, we will need to keep on to carry locals with each other with activities, arts and amusement. Silverthorne is so significantly extra than a tourist town we are a tightly knit community, and we need to continue on to fund area systems to make this community a good mountain town to live in.

The past two yrs have incubated a whole lot of dislike and division in modern society. We will need to arrive alongside one another, regard 1 another’s opinions and alternatives, and go back to the essential saying of, “If you do not have a little something wonderful to say, really do not say anything at all at all.”