LACONIA — The Belknap County Convention will interview candidates seeking to fill a vacancy on the five-member Gunstock Area Commission as the first order of business when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 at the Belknap County Courthouse.
Three candidates have applied for a five-year term on the commission, Timothy P. Lang, Sr. of Sanbornton, Stephan Nix of Gilford and Scott Dunn of Gilmanton.
Lang is the supervisor of technical services for the New Hampshire Electric Co-op in Plymouth, a position he has held since last year, and was the chief executive officer and founder of the Network Managers, which provides IT services to health care and financial services clients across the Northeast.
He has been a member of the Winnisquam Regional School Board since 2010 and has served on the Sanbornton Budget Committee and Zoning Board.
Nix, a practicing attorney and land surveyor has been a member of the Gilford ZBA and Land Conservation Task Force and has been skiing at Gunstock since he was a young child in the 1960s.
He says that one major task facing the commission is updating the Gunstock Mountain Resort 2011 Master Plan.
Dunn is the town administrator in Gilford and previously served as town manager in Seabrook, NH, and Ogunquit, Maine, and was town administrator in Alton from 1992 through 1999.
He started his career as a recreation director and says that he is a frequent hiker and skier at Gunstock.
Stepping down from the commission after 17 years of service is Chuck Lowth of Meredith, who has served three full terms and an additional two years after having been named to fill a vacancy in 2013.
The commission was established in 1959 to oversee the operations of the county-owned Gunstock Recreation Area in Gilford.
Under the state law that established the commission, no more than two members of the board may reside in the same Belknap County municipality. Laconia is currently the only such municipality currently represented by more than one — Sean Sullivan and Bob Durfee. Other members are John Morgenstern of Gilford and Ruth Larson of Alton.
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