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Ingacio Chamber Meeting Minutes April 2022

Updated: Jun 15


Ignacio Chamber Meeting Minutes

Sky Ute Casino

April 6, 2022

PRESENT: Jack Lewellen (Durango Chamber), Annette Gallegos (TBK Bank), Alyson Hildner (Community Banks of CO), Mike Pacheco (Paco Glass), Tony Harwig (Los Pinos Fire), Jack Llewelyn and Hannah Minkler (Durango Chamber of Commerce), Tuggy Dunton (Town of Ignacio), Nita Emerson (SoCoCAA), Andrea Taylor and Jessica Dunbar (Sky Ute Casino), Dorothy Williams (Ignacio Community Library), Journii Nez (Boys and Girls Club), Chris deKay (Ignacio School District), Pastor Daniel Meyer (Pine Valley Baptist), Kasey Correia (Dancing Spirit), Ann Salviazul (ELHI), Clark and Sharon Craig (Meadow Brook), Rebecca York (Ignacio Chiropractic), and Melanie Mazur.

Called to Order: 8:05am

Thank you so Sky Ute Casino and tech team for hosting our meetings

March minutes are tabled.

Carol not attendance but around $10k in checking.

Directory is slower than expected but working with graphic designer. Directory will be mailed to 81137 zip code.

Guest Speaker: Jack Lewellen - Durango Chamber of Commerce

· Goal is to keep money circulating to local businesses and decrease retail leaks.

· May 3 2022 Community Awards.

· Chamber has 3 programs: 1. Leadership La Plata 2. The Diplomats program 3. YPOD

· Would like to collaborate with Ignacio


Sharon Craig: Green Chili Fest is set for Saturday Sept. 3, 2022. Meeting following the Chamber meeting.

Tuggy Dunton: Election: Clark Craig for Mayor, Joseph Atencio, Jeremey Schultz, and Tom Atencio on board. Medical Marijuana did not pass. Creative District: State is not taking applications. Will apply Feb 2023. Applying for state grants. Hiring for PT writer and PT director.

Kasey Correia: New Building at 465 Goddard Ave. Ribbon cutting: 4/13 at 11am. Black Tie Event April 30th from 6 – 9pm at the Sky Ute Casino.

Chris Dekay: School focus groups still working on mission statements and strategy planning with community. Looking at M- Th school days. Summer enrichment programs.

Durango Harley is doing Rally with Four Corners same weekend as Green Chili fest.

Journii with B & G Club: Easter Bag drive is Easter weekend 10-2.

Tony Harwig: Firehouse elections coming up in May.

Andrea Taylor: *could not hear through audio*

*Lost sound on audio at 9:03am

Adjourned: 9:07am

Next Meeting is Wednesday May 4 at 8am at Casino.


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