On July 3, Andy Vick, the executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR
), was officially appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Council on Creative Industries
, a state agency that supports creative businesses and nonprofits in Colorado, whether through grants, programming, advocacy or research.
Colorado Creative Industries is also in charge of designating creative districts in the state, such as Downtown Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs.
Vick, who has served as COPPeR’s executive director since 2014
, is also vice president of the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Board of Directors, an ex-officio board member of the Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC, and is on the Executive Committee for the United States Urban Arts Federation.
He will join 10 other individuals on the Colorado Council on Creative Industries as the only member from the Colorado Springs area.
“I’m honored to be appointed,” Vick says in a press release, “and I look forward to representing the arts community from Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region at the State level.”
He will serve a three-year term.
See below for the executive order from Gov. Hickenlooper.
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