Vail creating ‘Brain Bank’ |

Vail creating ‘Brain Bank’

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL ” The town is looking for residents with various expertise to help with finances, land planning, housing environmental matters and other complex issues.

The Vail Brain Bank was proposed by Councilwoman Margaret Rogers when she was campaigning last fall.

“I heard from all corners of the community, including new residents, retirees and those who’ve lived here for decades,” she said.”People care about Vail and they want to do contribute their expertise in a meaningful way.”

Brain Bank applicants may register beginning July 3 at Look for “Vail’s New Brain Bank Database” near the top of the home page.

Those who register will be asked to identify their areas of

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expertise, including strategic planning, public process, public affairs,

finance, municipal bond matters, legal, land planning, housing,

development, construction,environmental matters, public safety,

communications, marketing and technology. There are no residency


Once in place, the Brain Bank database will be maintained by the town

manager’s office where volunteers will be contacted by the town

according to their expertise as various advisory needs emerge.

In addition to sharing their expertise, Rogers says the Brain Bank will

help serve as an introduction to the town’s additional volunteer

opportunities including service on Vail’s seven boards and commissions.

The outreach will also provide opportunities for community members to

provide feedback to the town on an ongoing basis.

For more information about Vail’s Brain Bank, call the Community

Information Office at 479-2115.

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