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Applicants sought for volunteer boards

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VAIL — The town of Vail is seeking community applicants to fill two mid-term board vacancies. There is an immediate opening on the Vail Local Licensing Authority as well as a second mid-term vacancy on the Art in Public Places board. Applications for the two openings are due to the town by 5 p.m. on Oct. 24. Interviews will be conducted by the Vail Town Council at the Nov. 1 afternoon meeting, with appointments to follow later in the evening.

Vail Local Licensing Authority

The five-member Vail Local Licensing Authority meets the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 10 a.m. in the Vail Town Council chambers. This volunteer board reviews all town of Vail liquor license applications. The appointment term for this vacancy will end June 1, 2017. To qualify, applicants must be U.S. citizens, registered voters within the town of Vail, reside in the town of Vail no less than two years preceding appointment and have no direct financial interest in any license to sell alcoholic beverages or any location having any such license.

Art in Public Places Board

The seven-member Art in Public Places board meets the first Monday of each month beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Vail Town Council chambers. This volunteer board is made up of members who have demonstrated expertise in architecture, art criticism, art education, art history, fine arts, graphic arts, interior design, landscape architecture, town planning/community development or other art/design related backgrounds not specifically mentioned or who have demonstrated a strong interest in the visual arts and/or civic improvement. To qualify, board members must be a resident of the town of Vail and/or an owner of property within the town for at least one year. The term of the board opening will extend to March 31, 2017.

The board oversees the town of Vail’s Art in Public Places program and is responsible for implementation of the program’s policies and selection procedures, acquiring public art by purchase, donation or other means for Vail’s permanent Art in Public Places collection, overseeing the maintenance and preservation of art works displayed in public areas, assisting the program coordinator with fundraising for public art projects, promoting public art through a public education program that will further community appreciation and understanding of the visual arts, publicizing projects, evaluating the program annually, selecting artwork and visual arts events for temporary display, encouraging support for and inclusion of public art projects in private sector development and setting program goals on a five-year basis.

Persons interested in serving on either of the two boards should submit letters of interest and experience by email, mail or in person to the Vail Town Council, Attn.: Patty McKenny, Town Clerk, 75 S. Frontage Road., Vail, CO 8165, or For more information about the Local Licensing Authority, contact Tammy Nagel at 970-479-2460 or for details about the Art in Public Places board, call Molly Eppard, 970-479-2344.

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