Greg Epstein announces run for Teton County Commissioner

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Yesterday, Greg Epstein officially announced his run for a seat on the Teton County Board of County Commissioners. Epstein was born and raised in Jackson and Teton County has been home for him and his family over the past 45 years. During this time, he has seen Jackson Hole and Teton County evolve into what the community is today. An announcement of Epstein's candidacy released yesterday stated: "For many people, Jackson Hole is a household brand, but for those who reside here, it is a special place that deserves accountable stewards to help guide its future. He feels extremely fortunate to interact with a wide swath of residents of various ages, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Through these conversations, Greg can relate to these individuals’ experiences and needs fiscal, social and infrastructure and feels that his views represent the voice of many in the community. "Furthermore, Greg has applicable skills stemming from his professional and nonprofit experience. As Head of Physical Production at Teton Gravity Research, he manages a staff of approximately ten people internally and other external contractors, budgets commercial projects (up to ~$1mm USD) and ensure deadlines are met, quality is high and profit is earned. He also participates in strategy meetings, provides longterm frameworks and works successfully with various private and public entities such as Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) and Grand Teton National Park (GTNP). "As President of the Friends of Pathways board, Greg has experience with the collaborative process between public and private resources, thus enabling Jackson Hole to be a safe, healthy model community for all to enjoy. "Greg also stays current on key topics affecting Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming and the United States. He is an active learner who garners the facts, listens to the opposition, engages in discussion and makes informed opinions to render the best possible solution. "Ultimately, he understands the importance of educating the public so that we are able to create a sustainable, robust community. Finally, Greg strongly believes that he can be a positive addition to the Teton County Commission. There are many important and challenging decisions Teton County needs to make and he wants to be part of the team deciding our future. "In his opinion, the two most significant issues currently facing the Town and County include the affordable / workforce housing situation and optimizing Jackson Hole’s transportation system. At the same time, these two matters must be integrated into Teton County’s current Comprehensive Plan mission which is to 'preserve and protect the area's ecosystem in order to ensure a healthy environment, community and economy for current and future generations.' All these above mentioned issues will require long term vision and careful deliberation to keep the fabric of our community intact." *Feature Photo: Greg Epstein. h/t Greg Epstein / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news