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Debbie Cotini Braun, IOM and CDME

President and CEO

970-925-1940                             

Q: What's your favorite meal in Aspen?

A: I really can't say enough about the cheeseburger and truffle fries from Ajax Tavern. I have never tasted anything like it before, and sometimes I dream of it. 

Q. What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: Exploring our mountains then having lunch on the patio of my favorite restaurant (which will remain anonymous). 

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 in Aspen?

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 Aspen 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: Best view?

A: Everywhere surrounding Aspen!

Q: Favorite Event in Aspen?

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

 
 

Erik Klanderud, IOM

Vice President of Member Services

970-925-1940

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

A: Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), especially great for kids.

Q: What's your favorite restaurant in Aspen?

A: Steakhouse No. 316

Q: Favorite outdoor activity?

A: Bumpin and Jumpin!

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

A: Aspen Ideas Festival & the JAS Labor Day Experience

 

Eliza Voss 

Director of Marketing

970-920-7125                                                      

Q: What'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

Director of Sales

970-920-7185

Q: What's the most relaxing thing to do 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 Aspen summer acitivity?

A: SUPing Northstar. 

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: St. Germain Cocktail at Steakhouse No. 316

 

Liz Cluley

Sales Manager

970-920-7196                                             

Q: What's your favorite meal 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 Aspen hike?

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

Q: What'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 and restaurant in Aspen?

A: Pinons for the Duck Quesadilla and Tofu Enchilada. 

Q: What'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

 

Brittany Zanin

Special Events Manager

970-920-7146                                        

Q: What's your favorite hike?

A: The Ute (when I'm in shape)... Good ol' Smuggler the rest of the time!

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

A: Summer: up the Gondola for lunch at the Sundeck. Winter: Cloud Nine Restaurant on Highlands

Q: What's your favorite meal in Aspen?

A: Penne alla Vodka from Campo de Fiori.

Q: Local beverage of choice?

A: CHAMPAGNE.

 

Claire Sacco

Membership Program Manager

970-920-7131                                            

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

A: Pine Creek Cookhouse for lunch... gorgeous views, great food, and XC skiing all in one!

Q: What's your favorite restaurant in Aspen?

A: New York Pizza for a pepperoni slice (or L'Hostaria if we're trying to be fancy).

Q: What's your favorite Aspen event?

A: Wintersköl.

Q: What's your favorite Aspen summer activity?

A: Sailing on Reudi. 

 

Noël Chiarelli 

Special Events Coordinator

970-920-7169                                        

Q: What's the best view in Aspen?

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

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

A: Wintersköl.

Q: What's your favorite meal in Aspen?

A: The cripsy chicken sandwich from White House (obviously).

Q: What's your favorite outdoor activity?

A: Beach volleyball with friends at Koch Lumber Park. 

 

Bridget Crosby

Marketing Coordinator

970-920-7122                                        

Q: What's your favorite meal in Aspen?

A: I love ordering the ramen off the kids menu at Meat & Cheese- they can "adult" it up for you with an egg, veggies, and chicken too. Yellowtail jalapeno at Matsuhisa or Kenichi is a favorite too. 

Q: What's the best view in Aspen?

A: Watching a summer sunset anywhere on Red Mountain or Smuggler park. 

Q: What's your local beverage of choice?

A: Espresso or Dirty Martini from Campo de Fiori

Q: What's your favorite winter activity?

A: Skiing all day then relaxing in a hot-tub with friends after is the best!

 
 

John Davies 

Executive Administrative Assistant

970-920-7142                                            

Q: What's your favorite Aspen event?

A: The FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

Q: What's your favorite meal 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: What's the best view in Aspen?

A: Maroon Bells obvi.

 

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

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

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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