Hosting a major event is like planning for a disaster.
There is a saying among emergency managers that during an incident is no time for introductions, meaning you should know people you will need to know in a crisis well before a disaster is declared.
Build your relationships before an incident. The accumulation of deliberate connections, finding common ground and mutual interest, “breaking bread” or whatever you choose to call it can look like a waste of time to some. It is not.
This newsletter introduces The Mountain Migration report, other legislation going on in Colorado that may impact our communities, and thoughts on what it might mean to declare a housing emergency -- some municipalities are considering just such a move. It also explains why the Ski Hill Resources for Economic Development Act or SHRED is so important for those communities whose ski areas pay "rent" to the Federal government, but see few, if any, dollars returned to the localities to maintain the environment used by so many. It gives MUCH food for thought.