Stuff by Dan Richardson

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Year-end reflections from Mayor Dan

    For as long as I can remember, my goal in life has been to change the world — for the better. I started off my career focused on clean energy and sustainability in the built environment because it was the most interesting way for me to change the world. After… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Opinion: Town update from Carbondale mayor

    Summer is typically the busiest season in town, but wow – has this summer been off the charts. As a father of two high schoolers, our summer officially ended this week, so I thought it was an opportune time to update readers on what’s happened and what’s toread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    The three most important things

    It dawned on me the day after my youngest son had his first day of in-person school a couple weeks ago that he had just experienced his first day of high school! What a significant milestone. Now we have two boys in high school, which gives me aread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Let’s take a deep breath and figure it out together

    Some old timers that like to chide me for being an environmentalist used to call me a “deep breather.” 

    Given the difficult times these days, taking a few good deep breaths every morning has come in handy. With the onslaught of news, conflict and raw emotionsread more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Striving for balance

    A comment from a local physician recently really stuck with me: “We are in as good of shape as anywhere in the country.” 

    He was referring to the state of local healthcare, but I am convinced his statement equally applies to the state of our localread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Vote yes on 2A to renew streetscape tax

    As mayor, the most common question I get is “How are things with the Town?”

    My response usually includes some combination of the following statements: “The Town is doing great. I inherited a great situation where we have an incredible Board of Trustees and aread more →