Members of the Vail Town Council have partnered with the Vail Valley Young Professionals Association in sponsoring a new networking event – Cocktails with Council. The mixer will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14 in the Great Room at the Arrabelle in Lionshead. The event is free to VVYPA members; non-members are free (or $10 for two drink tickets).
As the youngest and newest member of the Vail Town Council, Travis Coggin says he knows first-hand how intimidating it can be to speak at a town hall meeting. He’s hoping the Cocktails with Council event will offer an easier way for those new to local government to connect and interact with their public officials. “We want our young professionals to know that their opinions and ideas matter to us,” said Coggin, who is a past president of the VVYPA. “We’re hoping the event will show how easy it is to connect and interact with members of the Town Council and staff on an ongoing basis and to grow our capacity for future leaders.”
The event will use a speed networking format that will allow small groups to interact with one another and discuss topics of their choosing with each Town Council member. Admission includes two drink tickets and light appetizers.
The Cocktails with Council event follows other initiatives introduced by the Town Council to connect with the community. This includes a series of ski outings on Vail Mountain, the annual community meeting in March and the summer picnic series which will be taking place July 18 at Bighorn Park and Aug. 7 at Donovan Pavilion.
For more information on Cocktails with Council, visit VVYPA.com or find them on Facebook.