Dinner at the Depot: 40th Anniversary Celebration featuring W Mitchell
July 30 @ 5:00 pm
This summer’s Dinner at the Depot (HCCA’s annual membership meeting) will combine with a celebration of 40 years of advocacy for our local environment. Please join us on July 30th at the Depot for a potluck dinner, live music, a public lands art silent auction, and a keynote presentation by W Mitchell. Dinner at the Depot is a great time for all HCCA members and those interested in becoming members to learn more about HCCA’s most recent work, converse with the HCCA board and staff, and overall enjoy a summer’s eve in the company of other advocates.
About W Mitchell…a real fearless leader
When mining giant Amax informed the Crested Butte community in 1977 that they were going to mine Red Lady, Mitchell saw the “inevitable” mine as a challenge—one he would tackle head-on. Unfazed by the belief held by some that the mine was “unstoppable”, Mitchell ran for mayor to stand up against the threat to our quality of life. He won that race and worked tirelessly, despite his physical challenges, until Amax retreated in 1981.
Now, forty years later, we are very fortunate to have Mitchell as a featured guest at our 40th Anniversary Celebration and annual meeting. A renowned motivational speaker, Mitchell knows well the circumstances that enabled the Town and HCCA to assist Amax in abandoning their plans. He will share this incredible history, while inspiring us toward the future with his message, “It’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do about it.” And he is living proof.