Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Corrock making 3rd run at council

Longtime resident says city has been ‘fiscally irresponsible’


By ERIC AVISSAR
Express Staff Writer

Anne Corrock

Former Ketchum Planning and Zoning Commissioner Anne Corrock has kicked off her campaign for election to the Ketchum City Council, saying city government needs to listen to its citizens more.
Corrock works as a hairdresser and has lived in Ketchum for 43 years. She has run for the office unsuccessfully twice before, the last time eight years ago.
 “I’m running for office because I’ve put in a lot of work for this city and have stepped back for eight years from running,” Corrock said. “I feel our council has lost touch with our community. They move outside of the community for guidance and surround themselves with like-minded people. I believe decision-making as a result of collaboration with open communication among many diverse ideas is how we create our best solutions for a sustainable future.”
Corrock served five years on the Planning and Zoning Commission, one year as chair in 2007. In 2012, she served on the Ketchum Comprehensive Plan Advisory Board.
Corrock said that if elected, she will focus on motivating Ketchum residents to collaborate with the city government.
“My platform is primarily based around listening to the community,” she said. “They are the strongest consultants on all the issues in front of us. We are primarily a tourist-based economy. We all moved here because we love it and we all know what makes this place so great. The people of Ketchum are our greatest asset.
“I think we’ve spent way too much money on consulting outside our community. We’ve been fiscally irresponsible because of it. Our money can be better spent fixing our infrastructure and making our area more attractive to everyone who comes here.”
Corrock said she also wants to work on improving the relationship between the Ketchum and Sun Valley city governments.
“It is very important we work with all of our community,” she said. “We’re all one, we stand together, so we really do need to bring our relationship with Sun Valley back up. We need to get to know each other personally and spend time with each other on a social basis. When you don’t know another person, you only know them by reputation, so we have to interact with all the players.”
Additionally, Corrock said she wants to help create more opportunities to attract new businesses.
“We need to not focus on just one type of tourism, one type of business or one type of anything else. So, we need to welcome opportunity for people to come here and start up a new business.”
Corrock was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for three years and taught for the Sun Valley Snow Sports School from 1978 to 1979 and from 1992 to 2002.
Eric Avissar: eavissar@mtexpress.com




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