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Tara Sharp takes the reins

New Kremmling Chamber Director Tara Sharp

A little over one month ago Kremmling's Chamber of Commerce welcomed new Executive Director Tara Sharp.

Sharp joined the chamber officially May 5 and enters her new leadership role after half a decade in Grand County's western enclave. Prior to undertaking her new job, Sharp owned and operated a daycare business in the community and spent the past three years as one of the chamber's most active community volunteers.

"My goal is to support our mission statement and vision statement," Sharp said, describing her outlook on her new role as head of the chamber. "I want to embrace and encourage change, new ideas and creative thinking."

Sharp said she will also "strive for continuous improvement of our organization for our community and members". She emphasized the importance of the chamber making prudent and wise decisions with the funds provided by chamber members.

Sharp pointed to Kremmling residents and the chamber's members as the strongest economic assets for the community.

"We have great community members and great business members," Sharp said. "I think the people in Kremmling are our biggest asset, hands down. Everyone is willing to help everyone else out. I think that is monumental when it comes to businesses and the chamber."

The married mother of three children moved to Kremmling in 2013 from Leadville where she worked as a victim's advocate for Lake County for seven years. Sharp said the Kremmling chamber's summer schedule is "jam packed with events".

The town already wrapped up Kremmling Days last weekend and has several other major events on the calendar this summer. Sharp highlighted a cliff golf event, Fire Up The Cliffs on the Fourth of July, the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo in early August and the Get Smashed in KTown demolition derby. Also on the agenda for this year in Kremmling is the Roadkill Supper in September, returning for the second consecutive year after several years on hiatus.

According to Sharp the chamber is looking to add another event to the annual calendar, potentially in January around the time of the annual Wolford Reservoir Ice Fishing Contest, possible skijoring. She added the chamber is also kicking around the potential for adding an event in November.