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Posted on: April 14, 2016

[ARCHIVED] City Selects Community Relations Company for Downtown Projects

The City of Steamboat Springs has selected Blakely + Company and InterMountain Public Affairs to serve in a community relations capacity on the Downtown Improvement Plan. Working with City staff, Mary Brown will coordinate local outreach and communications with the contractor and subcontractors, downtown business owners and employees, stakeholder groups and the general public to provide timely information throughout the construction.

Blakely + Company and InterMountain have partnered on projects over the past ten years and the two companies complement each other very well. Blakely + Company brings traditional marketing communications expertise (advertising, graphic design, website development, public relations and social media management) to the team, while InterMountain brings a wealth of experience in public communications, public involvement, public and media relations, stakeholder relations and easement negotiations.

Mary has strong ties to the local community and a professional background in community and corporate relations. Mary will work directly with City staff and the stakeholders to build strong relationships and an open dialogue.

“We are very excited to have Blakely + Company, InterMountain, and especially Mary, on the project team. As these exciting improvements to our downtown continue to take shape, it is important to the City that we have an effective strategy for communicating with visitors, residents, property owners, and local businesses. We are confident that Mary will enable effective engagement throughout implementation of the project,” said Ben Beall, City Engineer.

“It’s exciting to see the Downtown Improvement Plan come to fruition,” said Brown. “It will enhance the experience for residents and make the area an even more attractive destination for visitors. I’m looking forward to working with the business owners, tenants and city staff to help ensure everyone is informed of the plans in order to avoid disruption as much as possible.”

Information on the overall project is available on the city’s website at To sign up to receive notice of project updates, go to the website, click on Notify Me, and select Downtown Improvement Project updates or send an email request to

For more information contact Ben Beall, City Engineer at or 970-871-8293.

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