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2021-06 Recognizing Randy Bell Milhoan and the Summervail Art Workshop Legacy ProjectTOWNDF ~ PROCLAMATION NO. 6, SERIES OF 2021 Recognizing Randy Bell Milhoan and the Summervail Art Workshop Legacy Project WHEREAS; the Vail Town Council approved the establishment of a Cultural Heritage Committee (CHC) whose mission is to preserve, enrich and sustain the cultural and historic legacy of Vail, and the Committee recently adopted a vision statement that includes connecting Vail's past, present and future to create a legacy that inspires future generations to celebrate and sustain our community, its history and heritage; WHEREAS; the Vail Town Council recognizes the Summervail Art Workshop Legacy Project as part of the CHC programming which seeks to recognize the town's historic involvement along with Randy Milhoan's efforts in helping to create the art and cultural cornerstones of the Vail community; WHEREAS, accessibility to the study of art, dance, music and all realms of experiential activities are key motivators for people to visit and reside in the Vail Valley and Randy Milhoan who served as the original siren song, adding appeal to the early programming, which enticed visiting artists to the Vail Valley; WHEREAS, Randy Milhoan's inspired and energetic wisdom planted the roots for the Summervail Art Workshop for Art and Critical Studies, and the Town of Vail has benefitted greatly from the inspired art scene due to Milhoan's contribution and the formation of the Summervail Art Workshop for Art and Critical Studies which inspired art, dance, music, galleries, classes, art education, lecture series and interactive learning for over 14 years; WHEREAS, Randy Milhoan and his peers created the inspiration for many generations to come to see, witness, and participate in the broad spectrum of national and international arts and culture in the Vail Valley; the Summervail Art Workshop for Art and Critical Studies programs inspired many of today's art and cultural non-profit organizations; WHEREAS, the importance of art and culture can be directly attributable to Randy Milhoan and the Summervail Art Workshop Legacy Project to establish the historical preservation of the legacy of the Summervail Art Workshop for Art and Critical Studies program, which ran from 1971 to 1984 and became an invaluable treasured and historical asset to the Town of Vail and to the art world; NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved the Mayor and Vail Town Council proclaims July 19th to July 25th as Summervail Art Workshop for Art and Critical Studies week in Vail, Colorado and urge everyone to participate in the programs that speak to the art and culture of the Summervail Art Workshop Legacy Project. The Town of Vail greatly appreciates all of Randy Milhoan's contributions to this programming and we thank him for his creativity, diligence, and leadership which helped create a legacy of artistic and cultural programs in Vail. The Town Council extends its sincerest thanks to those who are a part of the Summervail Art Workshop Legacy Project and all it has done to support the Town of Vail's vision "to be the premier international mountain resort community". Dated this 20th day of July 2021. Vail Town Council Attest: