If you go
What: 2009 State of the County
When: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17
Where: Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Highway 13
• Tickets are $40 each and available at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way. For more information, call 824-5689.
Additional speakers and a tribute to a late Moffat County public servant have been added to this month's State of the County address, one of the event's organizers said.
The agenda for the Feb. 17 event, hosted at the Holiday Inn of Craig, 300 S. Highway 13, includes addresses from the traditional participants - the city of Craig, Moffat County, Craig Chamber of Commerce and Colorado Northwestern Community College.
This year, however, representatives from the Moffat County Tourism Association and the Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership were invited to attend and speak on behalf of their respective agencies.
"The event has always focused on the city, county and Chamber of Commerce," Chamber Director Christina Currie said. "This year, we invited a few guest speakers.
"Our relationship is really strong with (MCTA and EDP) right now : and this is another indicator of that."
Organizers also are planning a special presentation in honor of Saed Tayyara, the former Moffat County Commissioner and Craig mayor, who died in November 2008.
Details of the presentation are still being finalized, Currie said.
Speakers for the event include mayor Don Jones, who will speak on behalf of the city, Tom Mathers for the county and Gene Bilodeau for CNCC.
Bryce Jacobson, Daily Press publisher and former chamber president, and Lisa Balstad, current chamber president, will speak on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce.
MCTA and EDP speakers have not been announced yet.
Awards also will be handed out during the State of the County.
The Chamber will pick from a selection of nominees to choose a business person of the year, and a small and large business of the year.
The Daily Press and KRAI will name a citizen of the year award winner.
This year marks the third annual State of the County, which also doubles as the Chamber's annual meeting.
Currie said there are about 130 tickets available for the event, and they typically sell quickly, so anyone wanting to attend is advised to buy their tickets early.
Tickets to the event are $40, and available at the Chamber of Commerce, 360 E. Victory Way.
For more information, call the Chamber at 824-5689.
Joshua Roberts can be reached at 875-1791, or firstname.lastname@example.org.