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Local Marketing District "Visit Estes Park" Seeks To Fill Two Board Positions

From: Jackie Williamson Town Clerk/Administrative Services Director and Kate Rusch Public Information Officer Applications are now accepted for two positions on the Estes Park Local Marketing District (LMD) Board of Directors. The mission of the LMD, which operates under the name "Visit Estes Park - the Destination Marketing Organization," is to attract visitors to the District through effective and efficient marketing in order to drive year-round economic growth. The Town of Estes Park Board of Trustees and the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners will each appoint one member to the board for a four-year term. Appointees will be individuals who have resided within the District boundaries for at least one year prior to January 1, 2013, and must remain residents of the District's Service Area for the duration of their terms. Interested individuals should submit a Town of Estes Park Committee Member Application, resume and cover letter to: Town of Estes Park, Human Resources, P. O. Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517. Posting closes at 5 p.m. Oct. 8, 2012. Application forms are available in the west foyer at the Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue, and at www.estes.org/jobs. Correspondence regarding the status of applications will be made via email. By choice the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit Estes Park's Board is comprised of seven Directors. Five Directors are appointed by the Town of Estes Park Board of Trustees and two Directors are appointed by the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners. The regular board meeting takes place on the first Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library, 335 E. Elkhorn Ave. Additionally, a work session is currently scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at the Visit Estes Park offices, 1200 Graves Ave. Additional board meetings and/or work sessions may be scheduled as required. The LMD Board of Directors assumes the philosophical, legal and financial responsibility for all organizational activities, advises and consents on all policies, approves the annual budget and sets the overall goals of the organization. Applicants should possess an interest in and a basic knowledge of the LMD purpose and objectives. They should also have experience and knowledge in one of the following areas: business administration, finance, advertising, marketing, public relations, tourism, economic development or other area of expertise in general business and the industry. A commitment of a minimum of three to six hours is required per month to prepare for and attend board meetings or other activities, as well as a commitment to make decisions based on the best interest of the destination. For more information on the organization, visit www.MarketEstes.org.

Larimer County Hires Recovery Manager For Recent Fires

Larimer County has hired Larimer County resident Suzanne C. Bassinger as the County's 'Recovery Manager' for the High Park and Woodland Heights Fires. Bassinger will take over for Interim Recovery Manager Gary Darling beginning Thursday, September 20, at a salary of $76,000 annually for the one-year limited term position. Darling will transition back into his duties as the County's Criminal Justice Services Director over the next few months. Bassinger has 25 years of engineering experience. She brings to the table a background working on projects involving transportation, hydraulic engineering, water supply, planning, wetlands, storm drainage, irrigation, wastewater, and more. She has served as the City of Greeley's Water Resource Operations Manager, Director of Community Devel- Suzanne C. Bassinger opment Services in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Bassinger also owned an agricultural business for 15 years in Colorado and Nebraska. In addition to her private sector and municipal work experience, Bassinger is a member of the Larimer County Rural Land Use Board, has served on several Larimer County Task Forces and a City of Fort Collins Citizens Board. Larimer County Manager Linda Hoffmann says Bassinger has the background and skills to create a comprehensive Recovery Program, "Recovery efforts are complex and diverse and Suzanne has the skills to accomplish the two major facets of this job: the services that are being provided to people; and, the physical recovery of our infrastructure and our lands."

Friday, September 21, 2012

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