December 1, 2020
A virtual Annual Meeting to end the year that is 2020
This year’s annual meeting followed the trend of most events in 2020, and was held on Zoom. The meeting starts with updates from Ryan Mahoney, Town Manager for Town of Basalt, followed by Executive Director Kris Mattera with the State of the Chamber address.
The keynote address for the afternoon – Resilience lessons from a pandemic – was presented by Kate Guibert, Rural Prosperity Manager in the Colorado Resiliency Office (DOLA). Kate leads the COVID-19 Rural Economic Adaptation and Futures Committee, a statewide, cross-institutional group representing a variety of thought leaders and key stakeholders in Colorado’s rural communities. The group is focused on what comes next for rural communities, businesses and workforce.
Links from the meeting
Colorado Resiliency Office – Community Adaptation Hub
Colorado Restaurant Association’s Winter Outdoor grants
Colorado Resiliency Office/DOLA Rural Economic Development Initiatives (grant opportunity for local government to support restaurants, retail, and downtowns during winter)
4:00 p.m. | Annual Meeting Zoom call begins
4:02 p.m. | “State of the Town” – Ryan Mahoney, Basalt Town Manager
4:15 p.m. | “State of the Chamber”– Kris Mattera, Basalt Chamber of Commerce
- Year In Review
- Looking ahead to 2021
4:30 p.m. | “Resilience lessons from a pandemic”– Kate Guibert, Rural Prosperity Manager, Colorado Resiliency Office
4:50 p.m. | Q&A with presenters
5:00 p.m. | Annual meeting officially concludes
Kate Guibert is the Rural Prosperity Manager for the Department of Local Affairs Colorado Resilience Office. Kate provides support, resources, and capacity to rural communities looking to build economic resilience to change and disruptions. Prior to her role at the state, Kate worked as the Resilience Program Manager for the City of Boulder, where she implemented strategies to empower the city to be adaptive and nimble to change. Kate has a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver with an environmental policy, management, and law emphasis.
Thank you to our supporters this year
Without their support, 2020 would have been a much more challenging year.