It’s time once again for the High Country Conservation Advocates (HCCA) Annual Meeting, Board of Directors election and potluck feast. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 5th, at 6-8 PM at the Queen of All Saints Parish Hall (401 Sopris Avenue) in Crested Butte.

Please bring a dish to share of appetizers and desserts – preferably finger food and your own dinnerware. Drinks will be provided. After time to eat, drink and converse with fellow HCCA members, the program will begin with updates by Board and staff.

Our special guest speaker is former HCCA Board president, adventurer, educator, and backcountry guide extraordinaire, Billy Rankin, presenting: A Sense of Place, Beauty and Adventure – Locally and Beyond.

In addition to serving our community on SAR, EMS, Ski Patrol and Town Council, Billy’s search for beauty and adventure has led him to SE Asia, New Zealand, The French Alps, Alaska, and Iceland. He has traveled the Colorado River​ through the Grand Canyon on six different ​occasions, spending between 13 and 24 days, and extensively in the Crested Butte backcountry- guiding, patrolling, forecasting and working as the Risk Manager and Snow Safety Director for Irwin Guides.

Every year members elect up to three Board members (3-year terms) and a President (1-year term).

For 2015, current Board members Deidre Witherill, Arvin Ram and Sue Navy are up for re-election and Sandy Shea has been nominated for President. Please vote to show your support for their board positions.




Board election ballots will be accepted at the link above until Sunday, October 4th at 11:59 pm. If you prefer to vote in person, please visit our office located at 411 3rd Street #3, Crested Butte (above the Gourmet Noodle).

Not a member but interested in becoming one? Join us on Monday night and sign-up in person. Individual memberships are $30 and Family/Business memberships are $50. Or click here to donate today, membership is included in all donations over $30.


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