Snowmass Town Council honors retirement of Building Official Mark Kittle
This story originally appeared in the Aspen Times.
The council of the Town of Snowmass Village, Colo., recognized the work and dedication of now-former Chief Building Official Mark Kittle, who retired earlier this month on June 5, 2020. Town Mayor Markey Butler honored the dedication of Kittle, who served as the town’s chief building official in the Community Development Department for 17 years.
Through a mayoral proclamation, Butler acknowledged Kittle’s service to the town, specifically noting how he ensured projects were carried out safely and in alignment with town building code requirements, and his commitment to energy efficiency measures that has helped the village reduce its carbon footprint. “We are all grateful for Mark’s knowledge, kindness and devotion to serving the residents, businesses and contractors in Snowmass Village,” Butler said, reading from the proclamation. “Now, therefore be it proclaimed by Markey Butler, Mayor of Snowmass Village on behalf of all citizens, that Mark Kittle shall forever be respected and held in the highest appreciation by all citizens of Snowmass Village for his 17 years of dedication and devotion to our community.”
Councilman Tom Goode added to the sentiments expressed in the proclamation and extended a thank you on behalf of himself and all of the building contractors and developers in the Snowmass area. “We’ve had the best community development and building department for years and it’s all because of you,” Goode said.
Julie Ann Woods, director of the town’s community development department, expressed similar thoughts. “Mark has left some pretty big shoes to fill and we are going to miss him terribly,” Woods said. “Thank you so much Mark for making my life so much easier.”
After the recognition, Mark thanked town staff for their acknowledgement and kind remarks. “I’m kind of at a loss for words but I really appreciate it,” Kittle said. “I’m going to miss all of you guys.”
Read the full article in the Aspen Times.