October Meeting Park City, UT - October 27-28 Travel to beautiful Park City, UT, for our next CAST meeting on October 27-28. Look for hotel details

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Park City, UT

October Meeting

Park City, UT - October 27-28

Travel to beautiful Park City, UT, for our next CAST meeting on October 27-28. Look for hotel details coming within the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, RSVP for the dinner and the meeting at the CAST web site and click on the event date. If you are bringing a guest to dinner, please add them in the Comment section of the RSVP form.

Attached here is the tentative AGENDA (subject to change.)

January 2012 Meeting - mark your calendars

Steamboat Springs - January 26-27


Town Managers Accept New Positions

We say goodbye and congratulations to two long-time CAST member town managers. Michael Penny, Frisco Manager, will be leaving to take over as Littleton City Manager on October 3. Michael has sat on the CAST Board since June 2005 and has been an integral part of CAST for many years.

Shane Hale, Grand Lake Manager, will also be taking the position of Cortez City Manager on October 31.

We are saddened to lose you and thank you both for your contributions to CAST. We wish you well and know you'll do great things in your new roles!

Welcome New Board Member

As Michael Penny has stepped off the CAST board, we are pleased to welcome Vail Manager, Stan Zemler, who has been appointed to replace Michael's seat. We look forward to having Stan on board!

You board members are:
* Stuart Fraser, Telluride Mayor - President
* William Buck, Mt. Crested Butte Mayor - Vice President
* Tim Gagen, Breckenridge Manager - Secretary/Treasurer
* Steve Skadron, Aspen City Council Member - At Large
* Stan Zemler, Vail Manager - At Large

Michael Berry

Michael Berry

August Meeting Recap

We had a great meeting in Grand Lake in August, and for those of you who were not in attendance, we had superb presentations from Michael Berry, executive director of National Ski Areas Association, along with Ralf Garrison from MTRiP and James Newberry, Grand County Commissioner. Thanks goes to Grand Lake for hosting the meeting!

I've had several requests for Michael Berry's presentation which is ATTACHED HERE. Please contact me if you would like it in Power Point format.

If sharing Michael's presentation, please be sure to give credit to the source. Thank you.


DOLA Survey Results

We worked with Department of Local Affairs on a survey addressing vertical zoning. It's tough to make statewide inferences based on the sample size, but having the ski town perspective is always important. ATTACHED are the responses received from each respondent. Notice that several of the communities have adopted vertical or horizontal zoning in some form.

Please contact me if you would like to send a survey regarding an issue that your community is interested in at joyceb@coskitowns.com or 970-485-2737.


Industry Partner Newsletters & Conferences

Mountain Town News - September Issue
Rocky Mountain Climate Organization - September Issue

Colorado Climate Network

Save the Dates!

The First Members-Only Workshop of the Colorado Climate Network: "Demand side versus supply side: Which basket to put your eggs in?"
October 14, 2011, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wellington Webb Building, City and County of Denver

Come share your ideas with and learn from representatives of other Network members on a key question facing local programs: how much to focus on demand-side resources and how much on supply-side programs (clean energy sources). This will be an open discussion led by program staff from two Network local governments: the City of Fort Collins and the Town of Vail.

In addition, Jonathan Koehn, the City of Boulder's Regional Sustainability Coordinator, will lead a discussion about the city's ballot initiatives on creating a new muncipal utility.

Second Annual Conference of the Colorado Climate Network: “Communicating the case for local climate action - A how-to conference for local officials, staff, and others.”
December 8, 2011, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., City of Aurora Municipal Building, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

Join colleagues and communications experts in taking an in-depth look at ways to meet the challenge of effectively incorporating the need for and benefits of climate action into public policy making and program marketing.

Who should come: Local government managers and elected officials; staff of local government climate, sustainability, and energy programs; community energy coordinators; and businesses, non-profits, and others working with local governments on climate, sustainability, and energy programs. The conference is open to participants both from Colorado Climate Network members and from non-members.

Visit their website for more information.

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Dinner crew at the Grand Lake Lodge

We are really hoping for a great turnout in Park City, so if travel budgets are tight, talk to your neighboring communities about carpooling or sharing hotel rooms.

And if you have any ideas or suggestion about topics for future meetings, please share them with me or one of your board members.

Enjoy what's left of summer and see you in October!


Joyce Burford
Executive Director

Colorado Association of Ski Towns
P.O. Box 2973
Winter Park, CO 80482