Telluride’s RSVP culminates with all-day session March 18

Telluride’s RSVP culminates with all-day session March 18

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IMG_1147 Do you have hidden or latent leadership qualities? Do you care about the future of our region? Who would you miss if businesses start to fail? Address these questions at tge culminating event for the RSVP – Regional Sustainability Visioning Project is this coming Wednesday, March 18 at the Telluride Conference Center. Doors open  8:30 a.m.

What is it?
A community conversation about a sustainable future in changing times.

What has been going on?
Community members have been meeting in themed groups to discuss the economic sustainability, goals, visions and ideas for the future. These groups have been "mini think tanks", not just talk, but solid ideas for forward movement. Groups included: Visitors and Amenities; Employees, Transportation, Housing & Childcare; Land Use  Policy, Creative Jugglers, Entrepreneurs and New Localized Economy; and Energy

What exactly is happening on Wednesday?
The RSVP – Economic Sustainability Conference: Sustainable Action, Sustainable Leadership.
• The event features two pertinent speakers: Myles Rademon speaking about "Mountain Towns, Resort Realities and Telluride's Future" and JoDee Powers speaking about "Creating Sustainable Communities in a Changing Economic Landscape".
Telluride time: 9:00 a.m.– 11:00 ( with Q & A)
• Presentation by the working groups  - not just problems – follow the talks. We know what the issues  are, how about moving towards solutions? Your fellow citizens have been brainstorming sustainable economic scenarios. Curious?
Telluride time: 11:00 a.m. – noonish
• In the afternoon, Myles and JoDee will each facilitate a workshop. Myles' is "The Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Telluride Community Leadership Program." JoDee's is "Getting from Community Vision to Community Action."

Note: Workshops require advance sign-up. Call Dave Johnson,708-9449, for more information.


 RSVP: A Brief History

RSVP was funded mid-year in 2008 by the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association. A grant request had been submitted to capitalize on the community's excitement generated by the "Thinking Outside the Box Canyon" event in the spring of 2008. Since receiving the grant, The New Community Coalition hired project personnel with the help of a local advisory board. Working groups were formed and brainstorming commenced after an initial presentation of local economic statistics in January. Once again, the efforts culminate in the Sustainable Action, Sustainable Leaders event on March 18.

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