Carol Hawk

2018 Council Candidates
Title: 2018 Council Candidate
Hawk Photo - original

Born and raised in Walpole, MA, a small town outside Boston, I attended Boston College before moving to Washington DC.  There I worked for The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company before the love of my life was transferred to open the new Ritz Carlton, Aspen in 1992.  We immediately fell in love with the Roaring Fork Valley and knew we wanted to raise our family here.  I have worked locally in property management, real estate and most recently as a substitute teacher, pre-school teacher and bookkeeper.   

I have lived in the Willits area of Basalt since 2000 with my husband Jud, who is the General Manager at the Aspen Meadows Resort, and our two children, Caitlin & Jud, both off in college.  My mother Nancy now lives with us after moving to Basalt from Massachusetts 2 years ago and our rescue dogs Emma, Izzy & Boots round out the family.

I have always loved participating in community service throughout the valley and most recently was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, for abused and neglected children in the 9th Judicial District in Glenwood Springs.  I have served as past president of the Sopris Meadows HOA in Willits and currently serve on the Town of Basalt’s Parks, Open Space & Trails committee.  I am a participant in Eagle County’s Total Health Alliance that will be directing funds from the Marijuana Tax that passed in 2017 to improve mental health services throughout Eagle County.  In the past I have served on the board of the Aspen Education Foundation, Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter and the parish council for St. Mary Catholic Church in Aspen.  Additionally, I have spent countless hours volunteering at my children’s schools, church and fostering and transporting rescue animals. 

Having been a political science major in college I have always been interested in politics and communities.  I want to represent my community in a positive and constructive way.  I believe in clear communication, being open, accessible and transparent.  And most importantly I love where I live, Basalt, Colorado.


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