New faces at the Cedaredge chamber

By Hank Lohmeyer

Nancy Hovde has stepped down as president of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce.

Elected by the board to take her place is Nick Streza.

In an interview with the DCI, Streza said that Hovde's job with HopeWest was taking her away from Cedaredge to such an extent that she felt she couldn't devote necessary time to chamber duties.

In another personnel change at the chamber, executive director Lisa Martinez who had given notice that she was leaving the organization, has departed. In her place will be Kami Collins, a former executive director at the Delta Area Chamber, Streza said.

Other officers of the Cedaredge chamber are Mitch Gronenthal, vice-president; Phyllis Hoffman, treasurer; and Dottie Whitlock, secretary.

Streza also told the DCI that the chamber will be working in cooperation with the Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway on a promotion in conjunction with the GMUG's Moose Day observation this year. Moose Day is the last Saturday in July from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The chamber's next 1st Friday Art Walk promotion will be held on July 7 on Main Street.