by Eric Mullens
WALSENBURG — Six members of the Walsenburg City Council met in special session Thursday, Jan. 18 and on a unanimous vote, selected Veronica Vigil as the new city clerk.
According to deputy city clerk Wanda Britt, Brian LaLander rescinded his letter of interest for the position. All members of the council attended the meeting except Charles Montoya. Vigil, 30, is a lifelong resident of Walsenburg. She is currently employed at St. Mary Credit Union and in the past was employed by Community Banks of Colorado. “I believe I would be a good fit for the position,” she said in her letter of interest. “I am always dedicated to any and all tasks put in front of me. I am dependable, organized, and always ready to learn,” she said in her letter to the city council.
In other business from the special session, the council also voted unanimously to support the “Historic Circuit Rider” grant application letter from Jennifer Orrigo Charles from Colorado Preservation, Inc. The grant letter was written on behalf of the Southern Colorado CLG communities of Walsenburg, La Veta, Trinidad and Starkville.
The grant letter of support is being sent to History Colorado and Gaye Davis presented the letter to city council for consideration of support.