By Shari Phiel
Berthoud Town Administrator Jim White’s commitment to building and maintaining Colorado communities has been recognized by Downtown Colorado, Inc. White was recently appointed to serve as a director for the organization. White’s nomination was endorsed by the board Nominating Committee and was accepted by the 17-member board at its meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009.
“It was an honor to be selected to serve on the Downtown Colorado, Inc. statewide Board of Directors,” said White.
The well-known Town official is also looking forward to contributing to a variety of areas. “The members of the DCI board represent diverse interests in Main Street program development, state historic preservation efforts, urban renewal authorities, and a myriad of financial acumen.” White went on to add, “I relish the opportunity to participate, while sharing Berthoud’s history and experience with such a talented group of individuals.”
Originally established in 1982 as the Colorado Community Revitalization Association (CCRA), the DCI is now a non-profit membership organization aimed at building better communities by providing assistance to downtowns, commercial districts and town centers in Colorado. DCI is also the state-wide coordinator for the Colorado Main Street Program, in which Berthoud’s Main Street Program participates.
DCI currently has approximately 150 dues-paying members representing downtown organizations, local governments, development and improvement districts, consultants, individuals and others involved in downtown and community development from all areas of the state.. In addition, the organization also has six ex-officio members, and two program partners.
As director for the organization, White will assist the organization in building better communities by providing assistance to Colorado downtowns, commercial districts and town centers.