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Vail Economic Advisory Council (VEAC)

The Vail Economic Advisory Council (VEAC) meets from 8am to 10am the second Tuesday of the month at locations throughout Vail. Meetings are open to the public.

The volunteer board makes recommendations to the Vail Town Manager and Vail Town Council regarding economic issues and short and long-term strategies, plus works with the community to coordinate economic-related efforts.


VEAC members were appointed by Vail Town Manager as follows:

Jean Alexander – The Sebastian
Christian Avignon – 10th Mountain Whiskey
Bob Boselli – Vail Style
Greg Clifton – Town of Vail
Travis Coggin – Town Council
Mark Gordon – Christiania Realty
Kathleen Halloran – Town of Vail
Michael Imhof - Vail Valley Foundation
Matt Ivy - Vail Racquet Club
Rayla Kundolf – Masters Gallery
Doug Lovell – Vail Resorts, Inc.
Phil Metz – Vail Resorts, Inc.
Greg Moffet – Tiga Advertising & Town Council
Matt Morgan – Sweet Basil
Laurie Mullen – West Vail Liquor Mart
Kim Newbury – Antlers at Vail
Brian Nolan – Blue Moose Pizza
Mike Ortiz - Vail Recreation District
Tara Picklo – Yeti’s Grind
Lori Pohl – 1st Bank
Chris Romer – Vail Valley Partnership
Mia Vlaar – Town of Vail


The Town Manager Greg Clifton, Finance Director Kathleen Halloran and Economic Development Director, Mia Vlaar provide staff support to the VEAC.

Its purpose is to:

  • Advise the Vail Town Council, Vail Town Manager and community on economic issues that will sustain, enhance and diversify the town’s economy.
  • Focus on the overall economic future of Vail (West Vail to East Vail) and develop an organized plan of action using specific information gained from past studies, as well as existing studies.
  • Propose a future structure for economic sustainability efforts.
Contact Info

Mia Vlaar
Economic Development Director