Taking Care of our Mountain Communities

Taking Care of our Mountain Communities

Event date: January 27


Webinar Format

Join Health Links for the first installment of their 2021 Taking Care series, funded by Pinnacol Assurance. This series aims to bring you up-to-date information about how employers, public health, and communities in Colorado continue to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, January 27th, experts from Colorado’s mountain communities will discuss how the winter 20/21 season is going with COVID-19. Join us for a discussion moderated by Lili Tenney and leaders from the ski industry and business community:

  • How we’re keeping everyone safe: employees, locals, and tourists
  • How businesses are keeping doors open and remain profitable
  • The biggest challenges facing businesses in our mountain communities this spring
  • How public health and the business community is working together




Chris Romer
President & CEO, Vail Valley Partnership

Chris Romer serves as President & CEO of Vail Valley Partnership (VVP). Vail Valley Partnership is the regional chamber of commerce representing Vail Valley, Colorado. VVP provides leadership and vision to enhance commerce and economic vitality of the Vail Valley. VVP was named “Chamber of the Year” by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in 2016 and in 2020.

Melanie Mills
President, Colorado Ski Country

Melanie Mills has been president and CEO of the Colorado ski industry’s trade association Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) since 2008. She is the 10th president of the organization and the first woman to hold the position. Mills provides leadership and strategic direction for the association of CO ski area owners and operators. She oversees the development and implementation of CO’s international ski tourism programs for the organization in addition to overseeing the company’s various departments and efforts. Mills works closely with CSCUSA’s twenty-two member ski resorts, the CSCUSA board of trustees, other industry associations, and state tourism entities to further amplify CSCUSA’s voice for CO skiing