Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Skorman leaves Save Cheyenne, focuses on 2017 council race

Posted By on Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 5:22 PM

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Richard Skorman, who has led the effort to save the Strawberry Fields Open Space, has resigned as president of the group that effort spawned: Save Cheyenne.

Skorman is resigning so he can focus his efforts on his campaign for City Council in District 3. Skorman, who owns the Poor Richard's complex downtown, is a former Councilor and Vice Mayor, as well as a former mayoral candidate.

Here's the release from Save Cheyenne:

As of, Tuesday, February 7th, Richard Skorman, President of Save Cheyenne, the non-profit formed to challenge the City's Land Swap of Strawberry Fields to the Broadmoor, will resign from the Board. Many of you are aware that Mr. Skorman has decided to run for City Council.

Skorman says, "This was a tough decision because I am very passionate about Save Cheyenne's mission to challenge the City's Land Swap of Strawberry Fields to the Broadmoor. However, I need to step down because I am running for City Council in District 3, and I want to devote as much time as possible to my campaign. I will continue to work as a private citizen for the goals of Save Cheyenne."

On behalf of all the supporters of Save Cheyenne, the Board extends a heartfelt vote of thanks to Richard for the, literally, thousands of hours of time and effort he has devoted over the past year to to preserve Strawberry Fields as public open space. While we regret his need to step down, we fully understand that running for public office is an enormous commitment. We wish him every success in his election campaign and look forward to having him as a continued strong voice for parks, trails and open space. 

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