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Third challenger planning Truckee Town Council bid

Sun staff report

Joan de Ryk Jones is the most recent candidate to announce a run for a seat on the Truckee Town Council.

There will be two seats on the five-seat council up for grabs in November.

“While I acknowledge the work of the current council, the time is right for a historical, local perspective on the dias,” Jones said.

Also running for town council’s two open seats are incumbents Barbara Green and Josh Susman, along with new challengers Jamie Brimer and Jeremiah Frank.

Jones is a life-long resident of Truckee, born at Tahoe Forest Hospital. She attended school in Truckee and went to college at Sacramento State University and UC Davis, majoring business administration and accounting.

She married Russ Jones and they moved back to Truckee in 1984. Their daughter Katy is at college in Washington. The Jones’ own the Truckee River Winery, started in 1989. Jones, a controller at Corda Construction, has also worked at Northstar-at-Tahoe.

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“My 47-year perspective currently is a voice needed on our town council. The town has changed dramatically during my lifetime,” said Jones. “But the essence of Truckee remains in its people and its character. As we grow, I will work hard to keep Truckee a place where locals really live, work, and play”not another cookie-cutter resort town.”

Jones said her finance background will be an asset to the council “during this period of financial uncertainty.”

She said she remembered why Truckee residents decided to incorporate ” roads and local control of development.

“Those goals haven’t changed ” although the roads are much better ” but now we must focus on keeping the character of the town we all love,” she said.