Take a tour of your own city
November 6, 2009
City Hall and the Park City Chamber/Bureau are organizing two so-called ‘Familiarization Tours’ this month and December, chances for people to learn about the community as the normally busy ski season is starting.
The tours are especially designed for people who often talk to visitors while on the job. The sessions will teach people about the history of Park City and how tourism promoters are marketing the city.
The first tour is scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 17. It runs from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The second one is slated for Dec. 16 at the same times. Both will start in the Park City Council chambers at the Marsac Building. The two have identical agendas, and they include visits to the Park City Museum and lunch at Bandits’ Grill and Bar on Main Street.
Park City Manager Tom Bakaly is scheduled to speak to the groups, as are Park City Chamber/Bureau Executive Director Bill Malone and Myles Rademan, who has spent years in various positions with City Hall and now is the local government’s public affairs specialist.
Rademan said the tours date to a decade ago and they are designed for "front-line people."
"It’s a real quick, thumbnail sketch for people who want to learn about the city," Rademan said.
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City Hall requires the tour for people who have worked for the municipal government for a year or less, he said. A flier announcing the event indicates the tour is "highly recommended" for newly hired people and newcomers as well.
Rademan said past tours have drawn between 50 and 70 people, a combination of City Hall workers and people who work in a range of industries like the lodging field. The capacity this year is 60 for each of the sessions, the flier says.
Registration costs $30 and the money will be collected at the beginning. Cash or check will be accepted. The price includes lunch and entry to the museum.
For more information or to register for one of the tours, call ReNae Rezac at City Hall, 615-5201.