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Apr 11, 2014 7:01 PM by Kevin Farley

Mayor Bach Names City for Champions Committee

Colorado Springs mayor Steve Bach pushed the City for Champions project forward Friday by naming 16 people to a tourism committee charged with promoting the $250 million-dollar development.

The group of 16 community and business leaders will serve on the Regional Tourism Act Advisory Board.

"These outstanding leaders will bring a wealth of knowledge to the Regional Tourism Authority Advisory Board," Mayor Bach said in a news release to News 5. "Their diverse experience and backgrounds will bring a new set of ideas to the table, which through collaboration will further enhance our region's opportunities for significant tourism growth."

Serving on the board:

Co-Chairs
Mayor Steve Bach (City Chief of Staff Steve Cox, Alternate)
City Council President Keith King (City Council President Pro Tem Merv Bennett, Alternate)
El Paso County Commission Chair Dennis Hisey (El Paso County Commission Vice Chair Amy Lathen, Alternate)

Partner Project Representatives
Dick Celeste - United States Olympic Museum
Col. Evan Miller - United States Air Force Academy Visitors Center
Dr. Pam Shockley-Zalabak - UCCS Sports Medicine and Performance Center
Luke Travins - Colorado Sports and Event Center

Community Members
Susan Edmondson - Downtown Partnership
Julian Flores - Young professional/Entrepreneur
Lt. General Mike Gould (USAF-Ret.) - El Pomar Foundation
Becky Medved - Community leader
Doug Price - Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau
Doug Quimby - Attorney/Real Estate Development/RLF
Dan Stuart - Attorney/Community leader
Marvin Strait - Certified Public Accountant/Community leader
Lynn Telford - CEO, Care and Share

Ex-officio
Bob Cope - City of Colorado Springs Economic Vitality/City for Champions Project Manager
Jeff Greene - El Paso County Administrator
David Neville - Urban Renewal Authority Chair

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