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Town of Vail Marks 50 Years with Community Birthday Party, Tributes on Aug. 23

  • 22 August 2016
Town of Vail Marks 50 Years with Community Birthday Party, Tributes on Aug. 23
The Town of Vail is throwing a community birthday party on Tuesday, Aug. 23 - 50 years to the day it became a new town. The celebration will include a variety of tributes, highlighted by a community gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. at Donovan Park and Pavilion with activities for the entire family.

Town of Vail Employees – Past and Present – to be Honored at 50th Birthday Party

  • 21 August 2016
Town of Vail Employees – Past and Present – to be Honored at 50th Birthday Party
The dedication and commitment of Vail’s town employees has been legendary over the past 50 years. From mudslides to floods and from snowstorms to drought, employees have been known to handle the challenges with unflappable resolve.

Vail Welcomes Ernest Saeger as Special Events Coordinator

  • 27 July 2016
Vail Welcomes Ernest Saeger as Special Events Coordinator
The Town of Vail is pleased to announce the hiring of Ernest Saeger to fill the position of special events coordinator. Saeger will be responsible for coordinating the overall town operations for special events including development and implementation of event permitting processes and will be the liaison for event promoters.

Town of Vail to Sponsor 17th Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 12 and Aug. 9

  • 11 July 2016
Town of Vail to Sponsor 17th Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 12 and Aug. 9
Mark your calendars for the Town of Vail’s 17th annual "Celebrating Community" neighborhood picnic series Tuesday, July 12 at Bighorn Park in East Vail and Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnics provide community members with an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about various topics and to meet members of the Vail Town Council and town staff.

Community Priorities, Service Levels Identified in Town of Vail Surveys

  • 21 June 2016
Affordable and adequate housing for employees has been identified as a top priority by respondents to the Town of Vail’s latest community outreach efforts. The housing topic was prominently noted in the town’s biennial survey conducted in March as well as a new “Employer-Employee” survey, also fielded in the spring. Together, the surveys recorded the opinions of more than 2,000 respondents. When asked to evaluate nine topics of interest to elected officials and staff, a focus on “housing for middle income and service worker households in vital support roles” topped the list. Rounding out the top five were: parking opportunities for residents, economic vitality, environmental sustainability and transportation needs. The findings were presented to the Town Council on June 21 by the research firm RRC Associates.

Vail’s Special Events Coordinator Announces Retirement Following Groundbreaking Accomplishments

  • 14 June 2016
Vail’s Special Events Coordinator Announces Retirement Following Groundbreaking Accomplishments
Sybill Navas, the town’s special events coordinator since 2002 has announced her retirement following a groundbreaking career. During her 14 year tenure, Navas has helped direct the evolution of Vail’s special events into one of the leading programs in the resort industry. Her last day is Friday, June 17 which will be capped by a community reception from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Kristen Bertuglia is Young Professional of the Year

  • 22 May 2016
Kristen Bertuglia is Young Professional of the Year
Kristen Bertuglia, Town of Vail environmental sustainability manager, has been named 2015 Young Professional of the Year by the Vail Valley Partnership. The award was presented at the 13th Annual Success Awards held earlier this month.

Town of Vail Community Survey Underway to Identify Municipal Service Ratings, Community Priorities

  • 6 March 2016
Town of Vail Community Survey Underway to Identify Municipal Service Ratings, Community Priorities
The Town of Vail is inviting all residents, property owners, business owners and employees to take part in its biennial community survey which is taking place in two formats, web and mail-back. The survey was last conducted in 2014 and is used to evaluate municipal service levels and to identify community priorities.

2015 Year in Review

  • 24 December 2015
2015 Year in Review
The Town of Vail experienced numerous successes during 2015, highlighted by the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February which generated world wide attention and amplified the resort’s preeminent leadership position. A continued focus on upgrading infrastructure and amenities to maintain Vail’s competitiveness resulted in decisions to move forward with a major remodel of the Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse, provide additional funding to ensure construction of the Vail I-70 Underpass, facilitate construction of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center and build a state-of-the art skatepark. All the while, the town’s financial health remained strong with sales tax collections headed for another record year.

Outstanding Public Safety Professionals Recognized

  • 16 September 2015
Outstanding Public Safety Professionals Recognized
Three public safety professionals from the Vail Police Department and a manager of the Vail Public Safety Communications Center were among those recognized by the Eagle County Rotary Clubs of Eagle, Edwards and Vail and the Eagle County Public Safety Council at an awards dinner on Sept. 10. Nominees were recognized for outstanding service to their communities and for their contributions to their respective professions.

Community Development Department Welcomes Two New Staff Members

  • 13 September 2015
Town of Vail Community Development Director George Ruther has announced the appointment of two new staff members to the department – a housing manager and a planning manager - following national searches.

Construction to Improve Access to Vail Municipal Building Parking Lot Starts Sept. 8

  • 3 September 2015
Construction to Improve Access to Vail Municipal Building Parking Lot Starts Sept. 8
For a 6-week period beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8, the Vail Municipal Building parking lot at 75 S. Frontage Road will be undergoing significant construction to coincide with expansion of Vail Valley Medical Center. The project will accommodate a change in traffic flow and improve safety by improving the alignment of the Town of Vail and VVMC driveway intersections on the South Frontage Road by relocating and reducing the grade of the Municipal Building driveway entrance and lowering a portion of the parking lot.

Colorado Safety Awards for Town of Vail

  • 6 August 2015
Colorado Safety Awards for Town of Vail
At the Town of Vail, safety comes first! In recognition of the town’s emphasis on a safe work and home environment, the employee Safety Committee has been recognized with the coveted 2014 Safety Champion Award, presented by the Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA). The town has received this award eight times for its positive safety practices across the organization.

16th Annual Neighborhood Picnics Coming July 28 and Aug. 11

  • 21 July 2015
16th Annual Neighborhood Picnics Coming July 28 and Aug. 11
Mark your calendars for the Town of Vail’s 16th annual neighborhood picnic series Tuesday, July 28 at Bighorn Park in East Vail and Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnics provide residents an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about various community topics and to meet members of the Vail Town Council and town staff.

Moses Gonzales Recognized for Extraordinary Community Service Upon his Retirement

  • 28 May 2015
Moses Gonzales Recognized for Extraordinary Community Service Upon his Retirement
After 14 years with the Vail Police Department, Moses Gonzales is retiring effective June 1. Moses has been a Code Enforcement Officer since 2001 and also served with the Vail Recreation District. He’s known for his exhaustive community service efforts over the years.
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