Senior Advisory Committee Members Appointed

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), provider of numerous recreational and community activities in Estes Valley, is pleased to announce the formation of the Senior Advisory Committee (SAC). The EVRPD Board of Directors has appointed and approved the following as members: Prince Beall, JoAnn Batey, Bettie Tully, Jeff Hancock and Dorothy Corman.

The committee will be responsible for counseling and assisting the District with the planning and communication of senior services at the new Estes Valley Community Center (EVCC).

“We are excited to have a well-rounded group of active Estes Park citizens to help us with this initiative,” said Teresa Jackson. “Moving forward we are excited to transition senior services to the new community center where facilities will allow for continued and expanded activities and social opportunities.”

In August 2016, the Town of Estes Park and the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District entered an intergovernmental agreement to transfer senior services from the Town to EVRPD. Senior services will move to EVCC when it opens, which is anticipated to be February 2018. The agreement includes the establishment of a Senior Advisory Committee.

The Senior Advisory Committee exists to advise the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District in matters relating to senior adults. The group will encourage the development of services and programs, promote the use of senior services at the Estes Valley Community Center, and help improve the common good of the community by utilizing the experiences and expertise of seniors.

The Committee’s first meeting was on Wednesday, August 2, where the group nominated and voted on committee positions. Prince Beall was nominated as president, JoAnn Batey was nominated as vice-president, and Dorothy Corman was nominated as secretary. The EVRPD Board of Directors approved the roles at the Tuesday, August 22 board meeting.

“Estes Park is a great little mountain town that will be able to provide numerous leisure activities for the townsfolks and tourists year-round and in all kinds of weather,” said Prince Beall, newly appointed President of the SAC. “The Center promises to be a wonderful facility for all ages to interact and have fun together. The Senior Advisory Committee would appreciate any positive suggestions for ‘recharging our batteries’ with others.”