News Release — Mancos Creative District
For Immediate Release: October 8, 2021


MANCOS, CO — The Mancos Creative District is pleased to announce that Katie McClure has been selected as its new Executive Director. Katie comes from a community-centered health and wellness background, and is the founder of Uncommon Health Solutions where she focuses on creating conditions in communities that make it easy to be healthy. As an involved Mancos resident she recently hosted the public conversation, “Trauma is hiding in our community and what we can do about it.” Katie and her husband Craig are parents to an 8 year-old and a 5 year-old. They live down Webber Canyon where they all spend a ridiculous amount of energy on the shenanigans of their 13 ducks.

“We selected Katie to help bring the Mancos Creative District into a more relevant role in Mancos because of her extensive experience as a leader in community-centered non-profit organizations and projects,” said Board President T.J. Zark, “We had several exceptional candidates apply for the position, but Katie stood out as the right catalyst for growth, because of her strong and diverse skill set, as well as her unique combination of energy, leadership, with the ability to toggle between vision and action.”

“My career has involved understanding small business interests and studying how the design of community experiences impacts our wellbeing,” said McClure, “We know from evidence through Colorado Creative Industries, as well as what I have witnessed in my own work and home, supporting opportunities for creative experience and expression brings people together and are foundational to our wellbeing and vitality. I’m really excited to work alongside our community to support the economic and cultural vibrance of the Mancos Valley.”

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