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Debbie Cotini Braun, IOM and CDME

President and CEO

970-925-1940                             

Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?

A: The chicken sandwich from White House Tavern - dare I say twice a week. 

Q. What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: Taking advantage of the 10th Mountain Division Hut system. What could be better than a long hike, a roaring fire in an amazing log cabin with views for miles. 

Q: What's your favorite Arts and Culture event?

A: Sitting on the lawn at the Aspen Music Festival listening to amazing music, it's the best time to decompress and enjoy date night with my husband. 

Q: What's your favorite park?

A: Wagner Park in downtown Aspen- it's always filled with children and puppies- how can that not put a smile on your face?

 

Jennifer Albright Carney

Vice President of Event Marketing

970-920-7143

Q: What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: Hiking. And now that I'm fortunate enough to have a small yard, a new love of perennial gardening has emerged. 

Q: What's your favorite hike?

A: Smuggler is great for lunch-break exercise and amazing views of Aspen Mountain and town. If you have a little more time, head back to the Hunter Creek Loop. I love the way you feel like you're so far away from everything when really, you're still so close to town. 

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen?

A: Everywhere surrounding Aspen!

Q: What's your favorite Aspen event?

A: Well all of the events ACRA produces, of course! But if I have to choose- the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

 

 

Eliza Voss 

Director of Marketing

970-920-7125                                                      

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen? 

A: Red Butte- has a panorama of the upper valley. 
 
Q: What's your favorite winter activity?

A: Powder Skiing

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: A glass of Rose on the Ajax Tavern Patio. 

Q: What's your favorite park?

A: Check out the Grotto's Ice Caves on Independence Pass

 

 

Sarah Reynolds Lasser

Senior Director of Business Development

970-920-7185

Q: Where's the most relaxing spot in Aspen?

A: Reading a book while listening to the Aspen Music Festival at the Benedict Music Tent.
 
Q: What's your favorite Arts and Culture event?

A: The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

Q: What's your favorite summer activity?

A: SUPing Northstar. 

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: St. Germain Cocktail at Steakhouse No. 316

 

 

Liz Cluley

Senior Sales Manager

970-920-7196                                             

Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?

A: Appetizer: Braised Artichoke Heart Bruschetta at Ellina, Main Course: Herb Roasted Rack of Colorado Lamb at Pinons, Dessert: Bread Pudding at Steakhouse No. 316

Q: What's your favorite hike?

A: American Lake or West Maroon Pass to Crested Butte.

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen? 

A: Take a jeep tour to the historic area of Lenado, the view can't be beat!

Q: Where's the most relaxing spot in Aspen?

A: Remede Spa at the St. Regis

 

 

Jessica Hite

Senior Marketing Manager

970-920-7141                                       

Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?

A: Pinons for the Duck Quesadilla and Tofu Enchilada. 

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen? 

A: A window seat on the flight into the Aspen Airport.

Q: What's your favorite Arts & Culture event?

A: Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Performances and the JAS Labor Day Experience

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: The hot chocolate in The Living Room at The Little Nell or an espresso martini from L'Hostaria

 

 

 

Kathryn Dziedzic

Senior Manager of Membership Sales

970-920-7149                                                                                        

 

Q: Where's the best place to take guests and visitors?

A: The Sundeck

Q: What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: Hiking

Q: What's your favorite summer activity?

A: Paddle boarding on Ruedi Reservoir 

Q: Where's the most relaxing spot in Aspen?

A: Remede Spa at the St. Regis

 

 

Bridget Crosby

Marketing Manager

970-920-7122                                           

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen? 

A: Paragliding off of Aspen Mountain

Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?

A: Any ramen takeover night from King and Cook is always my favorite. On the non-takeover nights, the Jalapeno Linguine & Clams from Clark's Oyster Bar is life changing. 

Q: What's your favorite summer activity?

A: Sunset watching on the top of Red Mountain or at Smuggler Park. 

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: Can't go wrong with a dirty or espresso martini from Campo de Fiori

 
 
 

John Davies 

Executive Administrative Assistant

970-920-7142                                            

Q: What's your favorite Aspen event?

 
Q. What's your favorite meal/restaurant in Aspen?

A: The deep fried ribs with Alabama white sauce from Home Team BBQ.

Q: What's your favorite winter activity?

A: The Cloud Nine second seating. 

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen? 

A: Maroon Bells obvi.
 
 
 

Noel Chiarelli

Special Events Manager

970-920-1173                                                                                       

Q: Where's the best place to take guests and visitors?

A: The top of Aspen Mountain or Maroon Bells

Q: What's your favorite Arts and Culture event?

A: FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

Q: What's your favorite summer activity?

A: Beach volleyball with friends at Koch Lumber Park & hiking

Q: Where's the best view in Aspen?

A: Snowshoeing behind Aspen Mountain to the highest point to see the surrounding area and mountains

 
 
 

Jack Orsi

Sales Coordinator

970-920-7197                                                                                       

Q: What's your favorite Arts and Culture event?

A: The Meeting Conference - Everyone is in such anticipation of the upcoming season, I love the energy as fall transitions to winter in Aspen. 

Q: What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: I love taking advantage of all the summer backpacking options that are nearby Aspen. 

Q: What's your favorite hike?

A: Cathedral Lake to Electric Pass is always a good choice.

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: Aspen Brewing Company Independence Pass Ale I.P.A.

 

 

Susan Bantis 

Airport Guest Service Director

970-379-9229                                           

 

 

 

Diana Morrissey

Visitor Services Manager

970-920-7145                                                                                        

Diana is the manager of guest services program and oversees the daily operation of the three in town visitor centers: the Rio Grande Visitor Center, the Wheeler Opera House Visitor Center and the Guest Pavilion on the corner of Cooper and Galena Streets.  

4th of July Parade Waiver

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.  Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

 

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