Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Candidate: Sun Valley can be better

Peter Hendricks wants to improve local economy


By ERIC AVISSAR
Express Staff Writer

Peter Hendricks

Sun Valley resident Peter Hendricks thinks he can help make the city a better place to live.
Hendricks, a member of the Sun Valley Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, is one of three candidates running for City Council. He moved to Sun Valley with his wife, Lisa-Marie Allen, on a part-time basis in 2000, and they became full-time residents in 2008.
“The simple reason I’m running for office is I think I can help,” he said. “I really believe I can better the government process here.”
Hendricks said he started considering running for City Council a year ago and decided to run after regularly attending council meetings and reading stories in the Idaho Mountain Express.
“At these meetings, I noticed things that I was concerned about: the fiscal policy and certainly the almost confrontational rhetoric that was occurring between different groups, including the council and the citizens,” he said. “Maybe it wasn’t the right way to do it. It certainly wasn’t the most efficient way to do it.”


I think I can really help the relationship between Ketchum and Sun Valley.”
Peter Hendricks
Candidate




Hendricks is a retired institutional investment executive after working in the brokerage field for more than four decades. He served four and a half years in the Air Force after graduating from Notre Dame University. His wife is a figure skating coach in Sun Valley and was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic figure skating team.
    Hendricks said he thinks he can improve the relationship between the Sun Valley and Ketchum city councils.
“I realize it’s as important to them as it is to us,” he said. “There’s no benefit to having a confrontational relationship. We won’t be able to protect and preserve what we have now if it continues.
“I think my biggest goal is to re-establish the conversation in the sense of cooperation between all of the entities in the Wood River Valley. Everything would flow through that. There would be a sense of fiscal responsibility and conversations that are not confrontational in which we work together for solutions resulting in a preservation of our quality of life.”
 He said he is also very concerned about the future of the Sun Valley economy, especially in regards to its long-term future.
“I think our economic growth is very important,” he said. “We need to focus, concentrate and be creative in seeking solutions while being supportive of a long-term view. You cannot be unduly encouraged by successes nor can you be unduly discouraged by disappointments. It’s a long-term movement we need to work with, and if you don’t go forward, you’re moving backwards.”


Eric Avissar: eavissar@mtexpress.com




About Comments

Comments with content that seeks to incite or inflame may be removed.

Comments that are in ALL CAPS may be removed.

Comments that are off-topic or that include profanity or personal attacks, libelous or other inappropriate material may be removed from the site. Entries that are unsigned or contain signatures by someone other than the actual author may be removed. We will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or any other policies governing this site. Use of this system denotes full acceptance of these conditions. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

The comments below are from the readers of mtexpress.com and in no way represent the views of Express Publishing, Inc.

You may flag individual comments. You may also report an inappropriate or offensive comment by clicking here.

Flagging Comments: Flagging a comment tells a site administrator that a comment is inappropriate. You can find the flag option by pointing the mouse over the comment and clicking the 'Flag' link.

Flagging a comment is only counted once per person, and you won't need to do it multiple times.

Proper Flagging Guidelines: Every site has a different commenting policy - be sure to review the policy for this site before flagging comments. In general these types of comments should be flagged:

  • Spam
  • Ones violating this site's commenting policy
  • Clearly unrelated
  • Personal attacks on others
Comments should not be flagged for:
  • Disagreeing with the content
  • Being in a dispute with the commenter

Popular Comment Threads





Copyright © 2014 Express Publishing Inc.   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy
All Rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of Express Publishing Inc. is prohibited. 

The Idaho Mountain Express is distributed free to residents and guests throughout the Sun Valley, Idaho resort area community. Subscribers to the Idaho Mountain Express will read these stories and others in this week's issue.