A search is under way for a new executive director of Club 20 to succeed Christian Reece.
Reece announced she’s leaving Club 20 at the end of February. She plans to joins the University of Colorado as outreach and engagement regional program manager for Western Colorado.
Reece joined Club 20 in 2015 and was at that time the youngest executive director in the 70-year history of the coalition of businesses, individuals and governments.
She subsequently worked with the organization to influence the outcome of legislation and ballot measures on the state and federal levels involving a range of issues.
“It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to advocate for the citizens of Western Colorado for the past eight years,” she said. “Through respectful civil discourse, a willingness to understand alternative perspectives and a passion for Western Colorado, we have been able to break down barriers, erode the urban-rural divide and advance Western Colorado issues. I couldn’t be more proud of the work Club 20 has done for our region and look forward to helping advance that work through continued involvement.”
Brad McCloud, chairman of the Club 20 Board of Directors, said he was grateful for Reece’s work and wished her success in her new role.
“This new opportunity will allow Christian to take her talents and passions to one of our valued members, the University of Colorado, and continue to elevate the voice and citizens of the West Slope,” McCloud said. “The Club 20 leadership team supports Christian in her decision and believes it is ultimately a win for Western Colorado as a whole.”
McCloud said he remains optimistic about Club 20 and the ongoing efforts of the organization. “We are also excited for the future of Club 20 as we believe we are positioned to continue to be the voice of Western Colorado and advocate for our members and stakeholders on policies and issue that are important to them at the state capitol and in Washington, D.C.”