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Mancos Creative District names new director

Katie McClure

MANCOS — The Mancos Creative District has announced that Katie McClure has been selected as its new executive director.

McClure comes from a community-centered health and wellness background, and is the founder of Uncommon Health Solutions, where she focuses on creating conditions in communities that make it easy to be healthy, according to a news release dated Oct. 8

McClure, a Mancos resident, recently hosted the public conversation, “Trauma is hiding in our community, and what we can do about it.”

She and her husband, Craig, have two children, ages 5 and 8. The family resides in Webber Canyon.

“They all spend a ridiculous amount of energy on the shenanigans of their 13 ducks,” the news release said.

“We selected Katie to help bring the Mancos Creative District into a more relevant role in Mancos because of her extensive experience as a leader in community-centered nonprofit organizations and projects,” Board President T.J. Zark said in the news release. “We had several exceptional candidates apply for the position, but Katie stood out as the right catalyst for growth, because of her strong and diverse skill set, as well as her unique combination of energy, leadership, with the ability to toggle between vision and action.”

“My career has involved understanding small business interests and studying how the design of community experiences impacts our well-being,” said McClure. “We know from evidence through Colorado Creative Industries, as well as what I have witnessed in my own work and home, supporting opportunities for creative experience and expression brings people together and are foundational to our well-being and vitality. I’m really excited to work alongside our community to support the economic and cultural vibrance of the Mancos Valley.”