MCTA seeking to fill position

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The Moffat County Tourism Association could name a new board chairperson at today’s monthly meeting.

KS Creations owner Kandee Dilldine and Craig Daily Press Publisher Bryce Jacobson are vying for the position, which helps guide the organization and its director.

The four-person MCTA board voted on the opening at January’s meeting, but the issue was left undecided.

Neither Dilldine nor Jacobson voted, and the two remaining board members split on the candidates, 1-1.

The board currently has three vacant positions.

“Robert’s Rules of Order has you continue to try to send the vote out there and see if it will change,” MCTA Director Marilyn Hill said. “We talked about that and felt the votes weren’t going to change. The board then, at that point, decided to go to the (Moffat County Commission) and have the (commissioners) make the decision.”

At Tuesday’s commission meeting, MCTA brought up the issue. The commissioners recommended the MCTA board resolve the question on its own.

“I understand that you’ve worked through it some,” commissioner Audrey Danner said at the meeting. “I would say keep working.

“Having been in your shoes, you need one person (for the director) to report to. Have the board figure that out. Have the board figure out who’s going to run the meetings and what that might look like.”

The commission brought up several ideas for MCTA to consider.

One was to have Jacobson and Dilldine split the duties, alternating the facilitating of meetings and working together on other items.

Another was to be more persistent in recruiting to fill one of the board’s vacancies.

Having another spot on the board filled would provide a tiebreaker in similar situations.

Hill said she hopes the board will come to a decision today about the position. She said a variety of options were possible, including splitting the chairperson duties among several members.

“We have 10 to 15 minutes on our agenda allocated to the discussion,” Hill said. “Hopefully we can come to some kind of resolution (today), at least to have a short-term resolution, if not a long-term resolution.”

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