Director of Community Development
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Erik Williams is the Director of Community Development for the Vail Valley Partnership. He works daily with to bring community members and businesses together through the NEXT programs, Power Groups and other community initiatives.
Erik is also involved in visioning and implementation of larger community needs including workforce housing solutions. He works with local schools and businesses in career based initiatives including Career X and job shadowing programs. Erik has a passion for this place and the people lucky enough to spend time here. He loves that his job puts him in a position to serve others.
With a diverse television background and 17+ years in the valley, Erik is often used as a host/emcee for local events and can frequently be found on a local stage hamming it up for the audience.
Erik is married with three incredible children and two sled dogs. When he’s not at work he can often be found “searching for adventure” with his family in this beautiful place.
Erik’s Community Involvement:
Talk Radio Host, The Mid-Day Mile, 104.7 The Mile FM (2012-present)
Man of the Cliff co-founder, host and organizer (2009-present)
Eagle County School District spelling bee pronouncer and host (2006-present)
Eagle Valley Library District Books in Bloom host (2012-present)
EagleVail Property Owners Association board of governors (2012-2013)
Beaver Creek Religious Foundation board member (2002-2008)
Vail Valley Medical Center volunteer chaplain (2000-2012)
Emcee/host for several Vail Valley events including:
Vail Valley Foundation’s Dance TV, Steadman Hawkins benefits, Habitat for Humanity’s Carpenters Ball, Evergreen Ball, First Descents Ball, Black Diamond Ball, Project Funway, Project Realway, Starting Hearts, Education Foundation of Eagle County, Steadman Phillipon Research Institute, Vail Jazz Foundation, Vail Film Festival, Bravo Vail Foundation, Vail Veterans Program, CanDo MS Foundation, Minturn Skijoring event, Ski Club Vail Moguls Championship, Red Canyon High School guest teacher, Vail Christian Academy fundraisers, Pink Vail