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MEDIA ADVISORY: Park City Hires New Arts & Culture Development Advisor

Post Date:07/17/2019 5:40 PM

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PARK CITY HIRES NEW ARTS & CULTURE DEVELOPMENT ADVISOR

Robb Woulfe brings over 25 years of arts and entertainment experience to the new role

 Robb Woulfe

PARK CITY, UTAH (July 17, 2019) – Park City Municipal is pleased to announce the hiring of Robb Woulfe, as the new Arts and Culture Development Advisor. Woulfe will assist in the planning and development of the new Park City Arts and Culture District, working closely with City officials, Kimball Art Center, Sundance Institute, and community stakeholders. Woulfe will support and advise various aspects of the District’s development, including program design, governance, management and operations, event planning and communications.

 

“We believe we found an excellent addition to the City’s creative team in Robb, whose expertise in arts and culture, and community building, will benefit Park City,” said Mayor Beerman. “Robb is excited about coming to Park City and welcomes the opportunity to help create a vibrant arts and culture district for residents and visitors alike.”

 

Woulfe’s experience in the arts and entertainment industry extends over 25 years, holding positions in the public, nonprofit and commercial sectors. Most recently, Woulfe served five years as founding president and CEO of Breckenridge Creative Arts (BCA), an organization that works to leverage and grow creative resources throughout Breckenridge, Colorado.

 

“I am thrilled to work with Park City on what promises to be one of the most innovative cultural districts in the country,” said Woulfe. “Having worked in a resort town, I understand first-hand the value of using arts and creative practice to promote place identity, enhance community livability, drive tourism, and invigorate entrepreneurs.”

 

Woulfe led many ambitious initiatives in Breckenridge, including: spearheading the opening and activation of the Breckenridge Arts District, a downtown arts campus and creative learning center; designing an artist residency program; and introducing a fresh, reimagined public art program.  Additionally, Woulfe’s leadership at BCA brought a number of accolades, earning Breckenridge the top ranking in the U.S. Arts Vibrancy Index for small communities, multiple grant awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, and winning the Colorado Governor’s Award for Outstanding Community Tourism Initiative.

 

In July 2017, Park City Municipal purchased a 5.25-acre parcel in the City’s Bonanza Park neighborhood for $19.5 million to form a new Arts and Culture District, with the Kimball Art Center and Sundance Institute as anchor partners. This initiative is intended to expand and strengthen Park City's rich history of arts and culture.

 

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About Park City Municipal Corporation 
Park City Municipal Corporation is the government seat for Park City, Utah. A former silver mining town, Park City is now home to two world-class ski resorts and was the mountain host for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. The town of 8,000 also hosts many special events, including the Sundance Film Festival and the Kimball Arts Festival. For more information, please visit www.parkcity.org

 

Contact:

Linda Jager
Community Engagement Manager
Park City Municipal Corporation
o: 435.615.5189
c: 435.901.2311
www.parkcity.org

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Sometimes reducing your environmental impact can be a little overwhelming. There is a lot of new information and sometimes it changes very quickly from new research or developments. Start off small and take it a day at a time and soon you'll be able to incorporate a lot of these ideas into your daily life.  Here are 10 ways to get started reducing your impact at home.

1. Sign up for the SCPW ChallengePark City worked with Summit Community Power Works to bring this online resource to life. Here you will find 70 actions you can do at home to conserve, with all available rebates and incentives, and step-by-step instructions on how to complete each action. It's even more fun when you get your neighbors to participate and form a team to win prizes and recognition!

2. Conserve Energy - Start off by being conscious of the energy you use at home, noticing what lights are on, when the TV is on, etc. Then make a concerted effort to turn off lights and electronics when they are not needed. Conservation is not about doing without, but about using energy wisely.

Snow Melt Systems
Many Park City residents use snow melt products, such as heat tape, to prevent ice dams on their roofs.  These snow melt systems are needed for certain roofs, but they also use a huge amount of electricity and often times we forget to turn them off when it gets warmer.  In fact, some systems use as much electricity as the entire home.  Make sure your snow melt system is turned off during warmer months - some systems have been found to be operating during spring/summer, costing lots of money and inflating the community's carbon footprint. If you find yourself forgetting to turn off your heat tape, you can purchase a timer that will do it for you.
 
3. Perform a Home Energy Audit - While energy conservation is important, energy efficiency is even more important and for your home to be energy efficient, you should perform a home energy audit. This audit will tell you where you need upgrades to equipment, lights insulation, windows and appliances. Many of these changes are easy and inexpensive and will yield huge energy savings. A home energy audit can be done by yourself, or you can hire an experienced professional to help guide you and offer the most cost effective recommendations. Here is a list of certified Home Energy Raters. In addition, for $25 you can work with one of Dominion Energy's Energy Experts to develop a plan to start saving energy (and money) immediately.   

4. Replace Inefficient Bulbs - Your energy audit will likely reveal that you have some inefficient bulbs in your home. Make sure to replace those with more efficient lighting options like LED bulbs which use a fraction of the energy and last much longer than older lighting technologies. You'll begin saving money immediately with this low cost and easy upgrade.

5. Unplug - Avoid phantom loads that come from gadgets and electronics that draw power even when they're off. Unplug chargers, printers, gadgets, coffee makers, toasters and other similar electronics to avoid wasting unnecessary energy. You can also plug these devices into a power strip and shut off the power strip when not being used.

6. Improve Indoor Air Quality - Sometimes your home's indoor air quality is worse than the air outdoors due to inadequate ventilation and the release of toxins indoors from furniture, chemicals, equipment and more. Learn more about the sources of indoor toxins and how to reduce them to make your home safer.

7. Upgrade Inefficient Appliances - Reduce both water and energy use by upgrading to more efficient appliances. Look for ENERGY STAR labeled appliances that are guaranteed to be more efficient. While the initial cost of the appliance may be slightly more than a regular one, the money you save on energy will more than cover the cost of the upgrade.

8. Clean Greener - Cleaning solutions in your home may actually be toxic and causing you harm. Start cleaning your home with more natural cleaning supplies that are safer for your family, pets and the environment. Look for all natural, biodegradable and non-petroleum based products.

9. Buy Green Power - One of the cheapest and easiest ways to reduce your carbon emissions is to support renewable energy from your electric utility. Our very own Rocky Mountain Power has a program for exactly that called Blue Sky. Sign up today!

10. Install a Programmable Thermostat - Making sure you don't heat or cool your home when you're not there (or when you're asleep and cozy under covers) is one of the easiest ways to save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Programmable thermosats allow you to control temperature settings for when you are at home, away, and asleep.