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TownoVailmu-nicipalofcesmoveromMillCreekCourtBuildingtonewacilityonSouthFrontageRoad.VailPostOfcerelocatestomunicipalsiteateroutgrowingstorerontlocations.1971thenineteenseventiesVailSymposiumbegins.Denverselectedashostcityor1976WinterOlympicswithVailutureBeaverCreekpossiblevenues.SummervailArtWorkshopbegins.MarathonrunnerFrankShortertrainsathigh-altitudeinVailandwinsgoldmedalatSummerOlympicGamesinMunichGermany.ColoradovotersrejectbringingWinterOlympicGamestoDenver.1972VailpolicebeginusingpatrolcarsmadebySaabaspartovehicle-testingprogram.1973EnvironmentalistRobertRedordletwastheVailSymposiumskeynotespeakerin1974.HewouldlatercollaboratewithVailTownManagerTerryMingercentertoormanenviron-mentalproblem-solvingorganizationbasedinUtah.AlsopicturedisColleenKlinerightVailstownclerk.DefningHowaCommunityWillGrow73Bythelate1960sandearly70sVailwasgrowingatanalarmingrate.Newconstructionwasincreasingbyasmuchas25percentannually.Communityleadersdecidedtheirnewtownhadreachedacrisis.Thesolutiontheydecidedwastocreateanaggressivecourseoactiontoremedytheproblemscausedbyrapidgrowth.In1973asix-pageplanningdocumentwasadoptedthatidentifedaorward-thinkingmasterplanvisionthatcontinuestodefnethecommunitytoday.KnownsimplyasTheVailPlanitscomponentsincludeanemphasisonpedestrianconnectionsandmanyotheotherqualitiesorwhichVailisknown.ImplementationincludedSignifcantdown-zoningandreductionsinbuildingheight.RigorousdesignstandardsandprocedurestoensurearchitecturalandlandscapecompatibilitywithinVail.Creationoatransportationhubtoprovidecentralizedparkingtransitandvisitorinormationservices.StricttimemanagementrestrictionsorloadinganddeliveryactivitiesinVailVillageespeciallyduringpeakpedestriantimes.Extensivenetworkobicyclingandwalkingtrailsthroughouttown.Emphasisonopenspaceacquisitionandlandscapebeautifcationtoreduceimpactsosprawl.Developmentoamajorcommunitypark-culturalcenteratFordPark.TheVailPlanwasaccomplishedbyafrst-o-itskindpublicparticipationprocessthatengagedtheentirecommunityincludingtheTownCouncilinauthoringtheplansgoals.Itisprooundinitsscopeandtimelessness.townoFVailFlagTheupperbluerepresentstheblueColoradosky.WhitemiddlerepresentsVailswhitepowdersnow.DarkgreenrepresentstheevergreenorestssurroundingVail.Goldlaurelwreathrepresentsexcellenceandachievements.TheVailVissymbolicothesurroundingmountainsandvalleys.ThisfagwasdesignedbyDaleMcCallwhoheadedtheVailResortAssociation.FourthoJulyPa-radeoershorsebackridesromMahaneysStablesinEastVailoranyonewantingtojoinparaderoute.Eagle-PineyWaterProtectionAssocia-tionormedtofghtwaterdiversions.1970HomErulEandabiggErtoolCHEstCommunityleadersrecognizedthattheirast-growingresorttownwasunlikemosttownsinColoradoandtheyneededasmanylegaltoolsaspossibletoensuredeliveryoahigh-qualityexperienceorvisitorsreal-estatebuyersandresidents.InparticulartheyneededtheadditionalsalestaxrevenuesthatwouldbepossibleiunderColoradolawVailbecameahome-rulemunicipality.InApril1972voterselecteda9-memberHomeRuleCharterCommission.ChairedbyGerryWhitecommissionersDorisBaileyJohnDonovanJohnDobsonTomSteinbergMervLapinHansWeibelJenWrightandDavidGorsuchreplacedbyJimSlevinconvenedotenduringthesummerandwithhelpromTownManagerTerryMingerdratedasel-governancedocumenttoprovideanenduringrameworkorprotectingtheintegrityothetown.Submittedtovoterstheyapprovedthecharterinalandslide90-17onSept.121972.GeraldR.Fordbecomes38thU.S.President.VailbecomesWinterWhiteHouse.1974TinkGloballyActLocallyTeVailSymposium71IathleticismwasVailsprincipalortethecommunityshowedanewsidetoitspersonalitybeginningin1971withthefrstVailSymposium.TheinspirationoMayorJohnDobsonandTownManagerTerryMingertheintellectuallystimulatingdiscussionsquicklybecameacelebratedgatheringthatdrewupto1500people.Manyotheearlysymposiaparticipantsdescribedandcelebratedmountaincommunitiesasthelastbesthopetoescaperomtheurbancenterandreconnectwiththenaturalworld.Inthe1973symposiumFrenchmicrobiologistexperimentalpathologistandhumanistRenDuboscoinedaphrasestillheardrequentlytodaythinkgloballyactlocally.Anothermemorableyearwas1975whenPresidentGeraldFordattendedalongwithNewYorkMayorJohnLindsayColoradoGov.RichardLammandStewartUdalltheormerSecretaryotheInterior.Todaythesymposiumcontinuestostimulatecommunityenrichmentthroughitsmulti-acetedprograms.8VailsFirst50196-01