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Minturn Town Council

The purpose of the Town Council is to provide a forum, through a town meeting, to identify and discuss issues of concern, to represent the residents and businesses in the Town of Minturn, and to work together with government agencies and local organizations to meet the needs of our community.

Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM in the Town Hall, 302 Pine Street Minturn, CO 81645.

Community members are welcome to send a group email to all the Council Members and Town Manager at .




Minturn Town Council Members

John Widerman IV, MayorJohn Widerman, Council Member


Profession: ECSD Maintenance and Transportation
Education:  Business Colorado Mountain College
Public Service: Minturn Town Council

Earle Bidez, Mayor Pro TemEarle Bidez, Mayor Pro Tem Minturn


Profession:Own Custom Audio Video, Inc. with wife Patty.
Education: Graduated Georgia Southern College
Public Service:Planning and Zoning Commission, Minturn Master Plan Committee, Town Council 1994-2000, Mayor 2002-2004.
Volunteer Organizations: Board member of Minturn Community Fund
Family:Wife Patty, Daughter Clair, Son Dylan.
Years in Minturn: 29
Time of Service: Total is 6 years on council 2 years as mayor

Terry Armistead, Council MemberTerry Armistead, Council Member


Profession:Musician / Ski Instructor
Education: BA University of Vermont
Public Service:Minturn Town Council, Minturn Community Fund Board Member, Organizer and Founder Minturn Concert Series
Volunteer Organizations: Board member of Minturn Community Fund
Family:Husband Jeff, Kids Xander, Elle, Thea and Shay
Years in Minturn: 14

Brian Eggleton, Council MemberBrian Eggleton, Council Member



Background Information:
I was born in a farmhouse in Putney, Vermont and grew up in Arlington and Lexington, Massachusetts. My education was in both The Waldorf School and public high school. I moved to Colorado to attend University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and graduated with a B.S. in International Business and a minor in German Studies.

Professionally I am involved in the ski industry, having worked for vendors, retailers, and competitive ski clubs in the U.S, Germany, and New Zealand. I was instrumental in starting a business in Frisco and have also lived in the Park City/Salt Lake City area while employed by a ski brand. I now lead a business unit within Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, with work locations in Minturn and Vail and full time, year round staff of 3. I am a skier who likes to go uphill to earn turns in Colorado’s High Country, a sport climber, and a mountain biker.

We are all fortunate in our ability to call Minturn home! I urge my fellow Town residents to get involved in causes in which you believe. The power of involvement is enormous and provides the best opportunity for our Town to be what we desire it to be! Be honest, do good for yourself and those around you, and make your behavior an example of what you expect of others.

George Brodin, Council MemberGeorge Brodin, Council Member


Profession: Retired
Education: Gustavus Adophus College
Volunteer Organizations: Rotary Club, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Eagle County Schools/Colorado Mountain College Vocational Autotech Program, EagleVail Business Association, Vail Valley Partnership, Minturn Town Council.
Wife: Linda 37 Daughters Kimberly 36 and Melissa 30 Son Ken 29
Grandson Kenton 3 Granddaughter Loagon Rose 3 months
Years in Minturn: 34 ( almost a local )
Prior Council Service 12 years

Chelsea Winters, Council MemberJohn Widerman, Council Member


Profession: Real Estate Broker; Yoga Teacher
Education: BA University of New Hampshire
Public Service: Minturn Town Council
Family: Husband, Jordan
Years in Minturn: Since Oct 2013


Eric Gotthelf, Council MemberEric Gotthelf, Council Member


Profession: Director of Sales at Rhino Networks
Education: Santa Clara University
Public Service: Minturn Town Council, Economic Development Advisory Committee, Eagle County Housing & Development Authority Advisory Committee
Family: Wife Lauren and new puppy on the way!
Years in Minturn: 3 years but born and raised in the Vail Valley and proud to now call Minturn home.