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The Builder's Journey

Oct 13, 2020

When it comes to politics, it’s important to stay open-minded to civil conversation with the other side. Alex’s guest today is Kathy-Chandler Henry, a native of Eagle County and one of the current Eagle County Commissioners. She is currently up for re-election and is in the studio to talk about the principles that make up the foundation of her campaign. Regardless of who you are rooting for, make sure you get out and vote!


In this episode, Alex and Kathy talk about…

  • Kathy’s background that brought her back to Eagle County
  • Breaking down the experience of working as an election judge
  • Different voting options and what they involve
  • Eagle County has done well with staying transparent with its finances
  • With a plethora of leadership experience, Kathy has been able to make a difference
  • Alex and Kathy differ in their politics but go way back as friends
  • Grading Eagle County’s performance through the pandemic
  • Term limits are set uniquely at the state level
  • R.I.P. to Tom Stone and everything that he did as a leader for Eagle County
  • What qualities Kathy believes make a great leader
  • Comparing the populations of Eagle County and Manhattan
  • Approaching the fact that Eagle County has 6 different fire rescue agencies
  • Facing the growing mental health issues in Eagle County
  • Inhabitants in the county all just want the same thing


Links to resources:


Vail Daily: Tom Stone Takes His Last Ride 


Vail Daily: Former Eagle County Commissioner Tom Stone Dies


SOS Snow Board Outreach Society 


Kathy Chandler-Henry For Eagle County Commissioner



Hope Center (Mobile Resources for Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield Counties)



Olivia's Fund 


National Geographic

Why Are Ski Towns Suicides Happening at Such an Alarming Rate?


Speak Up Reach Out


State of Eagle County Presentation Focuses on Civility Collaboration & Innovation. 


Vail Health Goes All-In on Behavioral Health in Eagle County 

Local hospital pledges $60 million over 10 years for behavioral health efforts 

Pod Decks "Never podcast without them"!  Alex Mintling - World Famous Podcaster

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Or Text “HOME” to 741741 to connect with a caring crisis or peer counselor


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