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Governance council search continues in Carbondale

Patrick Fort
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Aspen Public Radio

The search for members of a governance council that will lead Carbondale’s Creative District is continuing this week.

Board members of Carbondale Arts, the nonprofit that led the charge to become a Creative District, started interviewing candidates last week for a council of seven to nine people.

The plan is to have wide representation of the town on the planned council, with members of the tourism, arts and education sectors all participating.

 

Interviews will continue through the end of the month. The first council will operate during a one-year term. During that period, it will develop a strategic plan for the Creative District, as well as a budget, and designate future term limits and create a selection process for new council members.

 

 

Patrick Fort grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, nurturing a love for ice hockey and deli sandwiches. After moving to Colorado in 2010 to attend the University of Colorado to study music, Patrick discovered his love for journalism. In 2013, Patrick created and hosted the award-winning radio program Colorado Stories, a news program that covered CU and the surrounding community. An avid mountain and road cyclist, Patrick also referees youth ice hockey. He loves '60s pop bands and and trying new recipes ranging from milk-braised carnitas to flourless cakes.
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