Moffat County Local Marketing District seeks board applications
The Moffat County Local Marketing District ex-officio board met June 27 and agreed to extend the application period for permanent board members.
According to the official bylaws, board members must be residents or property owners in Moffat County and view the entire county as one economic system.
The county and city will each appoint three people to the seven-member board. The town of Dinosaur will appoint one.
The operating board is still accountable to the local governmental agencies that form the LMD — the town of Dinosaur, city of Craig and Moffat County.
The new deadline for applications is July 8.
“Biggest qualifications are people that are interested in helping diversify Moffat County’s economy and have the time to dedicate,” Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe said.
Applications are available online at both the county’s and city’s websites, as well as Moffat County Courthouse, Craig City Hall and Dinosaur City Hall.
Moe said entrepreneurial risk management and problem-solving skills are appreciated, but all applicants are welcome.
As of the last LMD meeting, held June 27, three individuals had submitted applications, but Moe said after Friday’s “13 Ways to Kill Your Community” workshop, several community members approached him with an interest in applying.
“There was at least three people,” he said, noting that the teamwork fostered through the workshop might have inspired some new applicants.
Voters approved the taxing district in November by a vote of 1,678 in favor to 1,553 opposed, passing it by a 3.8 percent margin.
Since, the board, which consists of 17 members — combined from the Board of Moffat County Commissioners, Craig City Council and Dinosaur Town Council — has been working to ensure the entity is given the proper direction.
The LMD imposes a 4 percent lodging tax covering Moffat County. The funds collected from the tax can be used for promoting tourism, supporting business recruitment, management and development and organizing public events.
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