Council member Angela Atkinson submitted her resignation from the Pagosa Springs Town Council during last night’s meeting. Atkinson stated her resignation would be “effective immediately.”
Atkinson gave personal reasons for resigning, mostly due to the pressures of commuting between Pagosa Springs and Durango (where Atkinson works as a consultant).
“I tried, I really did,” Atkinson said in her emotional announcement before council. “After 11 years, it got to be too much.”
Atkinson has been a fixture in Pagosa Springs politics for a number of years and has served on various boards and commissions. She resigned her position on the Town Tourism Committee this past August.
Town council will post a notice for the vacancy created by Atkinson’s resignation in the Nov. 13 edition of The SUN. Per municipal code, after announcing the opening there will be a 30-day period in which the board will accept applications for the position after which, with adequate response, the council will vote to appoint the new council member.
Members serve on council in a voluntary capacity.