KREMMLING - Townspeople have been busily organizing since the Kremmling Downtown Assessment, which took place in April of 2013.
Already a new playground at town square, a new town motto, and pending new town signs should become one of many immediate responses to the assessment. A team of representatives from the Technical Assistance Program of Downtown Colorado, Inc., visited the Kremmling Community to suggest improvements the town could make to create more vibrancy in the downtown.
The team proposed ways to enhance Kremmling while keeping the character of a small town. It also provided different strategies for a public-led improvement program.
Kremmling Chamber of Commerce President Jeff Miller said he has a positive outlook for the community’s direction right now.
“It was a good turnout from the community.” Miller replied of the downtown assessment meetings. Everyone is “wanting to see what’s in store for the downtown area. We just need to keep the enthusiasm going and keep it on the forefront, otherwise we will lose touch of it.”
Kremmling Community members and the Chamber have been very receptive to this assessment, he said, and have come together — “a complete 180-degree turnaround.” The chamber has since created committees, called “task forces.”
Within each task force there will be a member of the chamber, a town board member, and representatives from the community, who will fill remaining positions. Each task force has a duty to help revamp the town of Kremmling.
The task forces include people who are specialized in areas of expertise, according to Miller. “They have more passion and more enthusiasm and hopefully (will) get things done a lot quicker,” he said.
There are six different task-force categories the chamber has put together; they include events, marketing, creative industries, economic development, design/beautification and volunteers.
“The chamber is the umbrella,” said Shannon Clark, chamber executive director, “but (the task forces) are for the community.”
Every day, residents of Kremmling work toward building their small town into a strong and thriving community. With the chamber and members of the community working hand-in-hand, Miller said, the public has faith now more than ever that Kremmling has what it takes to be a thriving, healthy community.
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