Community Consciousness – A Series of Discussions around Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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(EDWARDS, Colorado – September 3, 2020) – High Country Human Resource Association and Vail Valley Partnership are proud to present the Community Consciousness series – an Eagle County panel series around diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI).

Each session will revolve around important community topics including public health, our school district, wellness, and leadership development and will allow for the panel members to tell their personal stories of how they have been affected by inequity, data and observations they have found in their professional work regarding how our community is affected by inequity and what we can do as a community to improve. Sessions will end with a list of resources to be able to learn more about that specific topic, and DEI in general. This series is free and open to anyone in the community.

The first session of the series will take place on Thursday, September 17 from 10:00am til noon. We will be joined by Megan Burch, Human Services Director at Eagle County Government, Angelo Fernandez, Deputy County Manager at Eagle County Government, Dwight Henninger, Police Chief at Town of Vail, Magda King, General Manager at Antlers at Vail and Kelly Liken, Food Systems Director at The Community Market.

These community leaders will discuss white privilege, when they realized equity was a problem and the work they have been doing to improve our community. Space is limited so please RSVP online at or to reserve your space and get the webinar information.

“Diversity, equity and inclusion have long been an important topic in Eagle County; we are thrilled to partner with High Country Human Resource Association to bring these expert led sessions to help our businesses and community members develop meaningful programs and have a deeper understanding of the issues,” said Chris Romer, President and CEO of Vail Valley Partnership.

The next two sessions will be in October and November 2020 and discuss public health equity and how equity impacts behavioral health and wellbeing. These events will be added to both High Country Human Resource Association and Vail Valley Partnership’s websites as soon as dates are finalized.




High Country Human Resource Association (HCHRA) is the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) local affiliate chapter covering Eagle, Summit, Garfield, Pitkin, Routt, Grand, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Lake Counties. High Country Human Resource Association’s mission is to develop HR professionals through education, collaboration and the sharing of best practices.


Vail Valley Partnership is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization that serves as the Chamber and destination marketing organization for Eagle County, Colorado and the Vail Valley. Dedicated to community success, the Partnership leads collaboration for economic vitality. Vail Valley Partnership is the official resource and advocate for business and tourism in the Vail Valley with over 860 members and was named “Chamber of the Year” by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in 2016.