Thursday's snow was a reminder that winter and ski season are just around the corner, prompting us to get out for a long bike ride from Driggs, ID up to Grand Targhee Ski Resort in Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The elevation in the valley is about 6,200' and we climbed to an elevation of about 7,400' at the top of the hill. Grand Targhee's summer season just ended and the winter season begins in November, so we had almost exclusive use of Ski Hill Road leading up to the resort.
September 26th - first snowfall on the valley floor!
A snapshot from my first weekend in Teton Valley - heading home from an evening bike ride. Just outside of the Victor city limits, looking west toward the Big Hole Mountains.
The Teton Valley News also published an introductory article. This was more of a Q&A format, which I liked because I feel like I really got to express my core values and beliefs and provide context by sharing my background. I touched on everything from my time volunteering with AmeriCorps to studying neuroscience in Austin to my philosophy on inclusion and equality in community development. Thanks TVN for providing this opportunity!
Both of the local newspapers published stories introducing the new Victor city planner today, the photo on the left is the snapshot used in the Valley Citizen, and here is a link to their article: "Planning means people"
I'm happy to see they included a quote that I feel really represents me:
"It’s been a long journey for me as a planner,” said Skelton. “It’s the people aspect of planning that is important. I thought design would change the world, but you can’t have a place without people. I found it easier to grasp that in a small town than in a big place.”
Young professional Urban Planner, drawing inspiration from all people, places and experiences I encounter!