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A true community asset in Eagle

Kris McKinney
Eagle, CO, Colorado

It saddens me to know that due to economic trouble, the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce has lost their executive director for the past 10 years, Tim Cochrane.

Eagle would not be the town it is today if not for the efforts of Tim Cochrane. I know this because I worked with him at the chamber a few years ago and witnessed his energy and dedication. He has energized and helped create this vibrant community.

Over the past 10 years, Eagle has enjoyed and experienced numerous challenging events, which have brought the entire valley together, from Vail to Gypsum.

From bike races, to art festivals with Santa, creating playgrounds, downtown parades, children’s talent shows, Fourth of July family spectaculars and larger events as of late, Tim was instrumental in making this all happen. He has been the driving force in creating the thriving community we live in.

Tim Cochrane has been a true asset to this town. When anybody came to Tim with an idea or needed good business advice, he would always try to assist.

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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

It is a terrible shame that in a time of economic crisis we should lose our best people. His devotion, passion and commitment will be missed as the executive director-CEO of the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Hopefully, a useful organization such as the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce, which rallied our valley businesses, will be able to survive.

I also hope, that in the near future, we will have opportunity to have Tim back. In fact I hear that he is still out there helping us and without a paycheck no less.

Kris McKinney


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