Teens who want their voice heard on important community issues and who have ideas about how to make Steamboat Springs a better place to live are encouraged to apply for Teen Council, where teens have the opportunity to share their views on hot local topics. City officials are recruiting for the 2010-11 school year. Teen Council meets September through May on the first and third Wednesday of the month, from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Applications are available at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department offices on Howelsen Parkway, or online at www.steamboatsprings.net/rec. Click on Recreation, then Teen Programs, then high school programs. Applications are due Wednesday. Call Teen Programs at 879-4300 or Grand Futures Prevention Coalition at 879-6188.
Local sustainability council hires its 1st staff member
Funding from the city of Steamboat Springs, Routt County and other fundraising efforts have allowed the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council to hire Anne Mudgett as its first part-time employee starting this month.
For the past 12 years, as a staff member, independent consultant and volunteer, Mudgett has worked with nonprofit organizations in Colorado and Michigan, applying her skills in communications, marketing, public relations, fundraising, education and special event planning, according to a news release.
Mudgett currently works as an independent consultant doing grant writing, editing, fundraising and event planning for nonprofit groups. YVSC aims to use Mudgett’s skills to continue to grow and spread awareness about sustainability issues in Steamboat Springs and beyond.