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Posted on: March 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Monday Virtual Town Hall Looks At Business Resources

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View Recorded Health Session from Friday, March 20 - Here 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-March 22, 2020-Information is moving quickly and changing even faster around COVID-19, especially as it pertains to our community. The city and county, in conjunction with the Steamboat Pilot & Today, will be hosting a series of virtual town halls over the coming days to share information on a variety of areas.

“Through this forum, we hope to provide some of the answers to the more pressing questions our community has on a more constant basis,” commented Steamboat Springs City Council President Jason Lacy. “

This Monday, March 22 at 10:30am, a panel of business resource experts will discuss issues and share information around the virus.  Expected to join moderator Lisa Schlichtman, editor with the Steamboat Pilot & Today, will be:

  • Kara Stoller – Steamboat Springs Chamber
  • Jessica Voland – Colorado Workforce Center - Northwest Colorado
  • Whitney Bakarich – Mind Springs Services
  • Jennifer Dorr – Routt County Social Services

The session will center around resources in the change business environment  concerning COVID-19 and sharing current information on assistance programs, unemployment and the importance of mental health during a life change. The panel will not be open to the public, but instead will be carried on Comcast TV6, livestreamed on the city’s website and YouTube Channel.  The session will be available through these digital channels should folks miss the live airing. 

“We believe there is a need to get this valuable information to our community,” said Routt County Commission Chair Tim Corrigan. “We’re all in this together and by sharing as much information as possible, we’ll all be in a better place to make decisions moving forward.” 

While there are certainly more questions than the group will have time for, the city is accepting questions from the public at Prior to each session, the city will assemble questions for the panelists.


Gary Suiter, City Manager, 970.871.8204 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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