From the Desk of Linda Weise:
Welcome to the official newsletter for the City Auditorium Project, brought to you by the Community Cultural Collective. This has been a tremendous journey of shared vision, beliefs, learning, fortitude, creativity, passion, tireless work, inspiring meetings and an enormous amount of time and effort. In 2018, we submitted a proposal in response to the RFP issued by the City of Colorado Springs. Since then, I have been on a journey that I could have never imagined. It is exhilarating and in the end, it comes down to the one most essential element– people. The most impressive, intelligent, and committed individuals surround this project. It is evident that it is a project of labor, love, and vision for the future. A future for this historic building and the impact it will all have on our community, region, and state. Sounds lofty – it is the truth. It is an inspiring moment for us all.
I want to take a moment and introduce you to a few of these people here. We have a tremendous Board of Directors and a brilliant finance team, led by a profound and experienced finance committee. Our Design and Construction teams are – Semple Brown and the amazing folks at Saunders Norwood Construction. There are also tax credit experts, programming partners, state legislators as well as leaders from the City and County. Most importantly, there is community fervently backing up all our efforts, and for you all, we are eternally grateful. In the end, everyone is working hard every day towards the ultimate vision of creating a true community cultural hub with access for all.
None of this would be possible without the presence, will and brilliance of our internal team. It is a team that I genuinely believe has presented itself as it was supposed to. They possess expertise in specific areas, and we all work so well together. There is a principal factor of trust and will that each of these humans possess and they exhibit it every day. So, meet my teammates, we are a small but mighty group. Finance, coordination, liability, programming, scheduling – they are amazing at it all. I am pleased for you all to get to know each one of them. They are so special and come to work every day with joy, presence, and a belief in this vision and the desire to get it done. I could not be more grateful! More introductions in every edition to come. Enjoy!
– Linda Weise, President & CEO of the Community Cultural Collective