The Crawford Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on Nov. 11 with a full agenda ranging from board elections to event planning and discussions of local issues.
Three new nominees — Jennifer Ludwig, co-owner of Rocky Mountain Locksmith and president of the Crawford Fire Auxiliary; Gloria Crank, owner of the North Fork Visitor Guide; and Donna Saunders, owner of the Boardwalk Restaurant — were elected unanimously to the board.
These new members join the current board that consists of Lynne Watkins (president) from Don's Directory; Cathy Cheatham (treasurer), owner of Grandview Hairport; Donna Cochran (secretary) of Amway Global; Debbie French, co-owner of the French Country Inn; Connie Layton from First State Bank of Colorado-Crawford; and Susan Ayer, owner of the Stewart Homestead Cabin.
A representative from the Crawford Town Council will also be appointed to the board, bringing the total to 10 active board members. Election of new officers will take place at the Dec. 9 meeting and the new board will be seated as of Jan. 1.
In other business, Cathy Cheatham reported that membership renewals will be going out in the mail within the month, in a joint mailing.
Cheatham also presented a request that the board consider signing a letter that would endorse the proposal to combine the North Fork Montessori School with the Crawford Community School. A concern regarding whether the chamber could offer such support under its bylaws was raised by one board member. However, all other members felt that the issue was one of maintaining the economic viability of the community and, as such, it was appropriate that the chamber of commerce weigh in. The board voted to support the move to combine the schools in hopes of maintaining a local school presence in the community.
The chamber has been busy planning a new community event, and the first Festival of Trees will be a week-long holiday event. Please see the story on B1 for all the details on it, the Parade of Lights, and other activities.blog comments powered by Disqus