Brown-bag lunch event designed to provide give-and-take between BID and its constituents
DURANGO, Colo. – The Durango Business Improvement District (BID), as part of its on-going mission to keep BID constituents informed of activities and efforts within the district, will host its 3rd Town Hall, Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Durango Arts Center Theater. Designed as a brown-bag lunch, the Town Hall will run 12 noon to 1 p.m. and is free and open to all those interested in Historic Downtown Durango.
“While we at the BID utilize many tools to reach our constituents, having an in-person dialogue is always the most effective,” said Bob Allen, BID presiding officer. “Much has happened since our Town Hall last fall, not the least of which is the new Downtown Welcome Center. We want everybody to be well-informed.”
In addition to Bob Allen (Allen & Associates), BID board members Karen Barger (Seasons Rotisserie & Grill), Rod Barker (Strater Hotel), John Wells (Wells Group) and Tim Wheeler (Durango Coffee Company) will all be on-hand to discuss activities and answer questions. BID Executive Director Bob Kunkel will also review the BID’s budget, allowing constituents to understand how their mill levy dollars are being spent.
“We’re counting on those in attendance to participate in the discussion,” said Kunkel. “Remember, this is not about us just talking ‘to’ our constituents, rather we look forward to a good give-and-take. Good ideas can come from anywhere, so we want to hear from everybody.”
As Kunkel noted, questions and commentary will be taken from the audience. Those attending are invited to bring their own lunch, or may make arrangements in advance for lunch prepared by Mutu’s Italian Kitchen and available at the DAC. Cost is $10 for the “Pasta Buffet” that includes tossed salad, sausage lasagna, penne piedmontese and warm bread. Tea and water will also be provided
“Those who’d like to enjoy the pasta buffet need to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday afternoon, April 16,” said Pam Glasco, BID community relations coordinator. “And plan to arrive a little bit early to get settled before the Town Hall begins. You can pay for your lunch at that time.”
The BID Town Hall meeting is open to the public and reservations are not required. For further information, contact the BID office at, 970.375.5067.