City Hall trip deadline nears
July 31, 2009
People must sign up soon to go to Colorado
The deadline to register for City Hall’s annual ‘City Tour’ is approaching and the organizer said this week there are approximately 10 slots left.
The trip is scheduled Sept. 9-13 to Crested Butte, Colo., and its environs. Crested Butte is a well-known mountain resort and one of Park City’s ski-industry rivals. Myles Rademan, who organizes the trip to City Hall, worked in government in Crested Butte before arriving in Park City in the 1980s.
Rademan said about 50 people had signed up for the trip through the middle of the week. He wants to limit the City Tour to fewer than 60 people. Members of the Leadership Park City class attend as do City Hall officials, business leaders and executives with not-for-profit groups.
He said people must sign up within a week.
The trip is estimated to cost between $600 and $700 per person. Organizers require $300 in advance to pay for group expenses. For more information or to sign up, contact ReNae Rezac at City Hall. Her phone number is 615-5201 and her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rademan and others have long said the trips provide Parkites a chance to learn about the mechanics of the other communities, and some ideas have later been adopted in Park City. The trip has visited Crested Butte before.
He said the tour will also visit Gunnison, Colo., and make a stop at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, which is studying global warming, among other topics, in Crested Butte. The tour-goers are scheduled to stop at the Gunnison Valley Observatory.
Rademan usually arranges for a roster of government, business and not-for-profit leaders in the other cities to address the Park City group. The Park City people also take tours of the other communities and attend sessions based on their interests.
Topics that are typically covered include growth, the economy, recreation, the arts and transit.
Other places that the trip has visited in the past include the Lake Tahoe region in California and Nevada, many of the mountain towns in Colorado and cities in Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico and Montana.