EDP elects new directors
Carolyn Gochee, a Craig chiropractor, is the newest member of the Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Part-nership Board of Directors.
Members of the EDP had a chance to choose three directors for the 11-member board Wednesday. Of 59 members, 23 cast ballots. Georgina McAnnally and Tonya Griffith were re-elected to three-year terms, making Gochee the only new face on the board.
Gochee, who has been in Craig less than a year, said she hoped to bring some new ideas to the table and “raise the vibrational levels” of the group to spark the public’s interest.
One of her personal goals is to ask professionals, such as doctors, lawyers and accountants, why they aren’t members of the EDP. While they aren’t shopkeepers, professionals are local business people with their fingers on the economic pulse of the community, she said. Currently she’s the only person in the health care field who has signed on for the $250 individual membership.
Before the vote, EDP members had a short free-flowing discussion about the future of the organization. Dave Fleming touched on last week’s roundtable discussion, in which non-members were invited to meet with the board and share their reasons for not joining.
Fleming said he was disappointed in the turnout, but he thought the dialogue was valuable and that chairman Scott Cook had done a good job of explaining why large-scale buy-in from the business community is important. Fleming and other members agreed that the work of the EDP’s communications committee is paramount.
“People don’t understand our function and value,” Audrey Danner said. “The message needs to keep going on.”
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