Sunlight Mini-Mayor Colby Rogers, 6, is
currently leading her bid for re-election against three other candidates in Sunlight Mountain
Resort’s 3rd Annual Mini-Mayor Election. Online voting began Sept. 1st and more than 10,000
votes have already been cast in what officials at Sunlight say is a new record for voter turnout.
Last year Rogers, who hails from Rifle, Colo., won Sunlight’s
Mini-Mayor Election with 3,948 votes, edging out 2016/17
Mini-Mayor Gabby Noyes, 10, of Silt, Colo., by less than 100
votes. Rogers and Noyes announced their intentions to seek
a second term at the Garfield County Fair Parade held Aug.
4th in Rifle. WATCH THE VIDEO
All skiers and snowboarders aged 12 and under can run for
office. Sunlight Mini-Mayor enjoys many exclusive benefits
including a complimentary season pass, a new pair of skis or
snowboard, and most importantly, a seat at Sunlight’s
Executive Table. Last season Mini-Mayor Rogers successfully
passed the Spaghetti Act that called for spaghetti to be
added to Sunlight’s lunch menu with 10 percent of proceeds
benefitting the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Colorado. Last
season the Spaghetti Act raised $500 for Make-a-Wish.
The office of Mini-Mayor serves a one year term, with a
two- term limit, meaning that incumbents can only be re-
Sunlight Mini-Mayor Gabby Noyes, 9, of Silt, Colorado.
elected once. Officials at Sunlight say the office of Mini-
Sunlight Mini-Mayor Colby Rogers Mayor “gives voice to a previously underrepresented but
vitally important cohort of young skiers and snowboarders everywhere.”