McGrath leaving COPPeR


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Today, the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region announced that executive director Christina McGrath will soon leave her post.

"With a heavy heart, I would like to share with you that I will be leaving COPPeR and the Pikes Peak region to join my fiancé, an Air Force Officer, on his next assignment following our marriage in December," she writes in a press release, adding that the organization "is well-positioned for a leadership transition and is a fiscally healthy and thriving."

McGrath joined COPPeR three years ago, and oversaw the continuation of its Cultural Plan, COPPeR's participation in a national study, Arts & Economic Properity IV, and the launch of the Peak Arts Fund. Back in 2010, McGrath told the Indy, "The vitality of a city depends on its arts and cultural scene, and having grown up in this community I know we have a lot to offer."

The COPPeR board is currently accepting applications for a replacement for McGrath (a full job description is available here), who says via email, that she'll continue to work with COPPeR through the hiring process, likely through the fourth quarter.

Recently, longtime COPPeR employee Brett Carr (formerly Garman) left after several years working as the nonprofit's director of community outreach and

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