Networking & Educational Breakfast


Location:

Taco Johns - 7910 6th Street, 80549 Wellington, CO US

Due to the New Years’ holiday, there WILL NOT be a Networking & Educational Breakfast on January 7th.

Regular monthly meeting will resume, February 4th with guest speaker, Matt Bryant  Executive Director of Operations for the Poudre School District.


Location:

Taco Johns - 7910 6th Street, 80549 Wellington, CO US

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Guest Speaker: Matt Bryant / Executive Director of Operations

Bryant has served as the district’s director of transportation since May 2012. With student safety as his top priority, he spearheaded several major initiatives including GPS tracking and department reorganization. Bryant has also been an active member of the Colorado Association of School Business Officials (CASBO), the Colorado State Pupil Transportation Association (CSPTA), and the National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT).

“I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity to serve Poudre School District,” he said. “I’m honored to be a part of such a strong team of leaders and departments, and look forward to being involved in providing safe and exciting learning environments for our students.” Prior to working for PSD, Bryant owned and operated a bus service for 17 years in New Mexico, providing transportation services to local school districts in three separate communities. He holds an associate degree in Aviation Aircraft Maintenance from Cochise College, a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, with a Minor in Aviation Safety from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and is an FAA-licensed pilot. The executive director of operations oversees the departments of Child Nutrition, Facilities Services, Construction Services, Transportation, Planning and Security.

Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month, 7:30 am at Taco Johns – 7910 6th Street, Wellington CO 80549. For information contact Ben Parsons (970) 484-3600


Location:

Taco Johns - 7910 6th Street, 80549 Wellington, CO US

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Guest Speaker: Michelle Vance / Economic Development Director

Michelle Vance is currently the Economic Development Director for the Town of Wellington. In her capacity, she is responsible for creating and implementing various economic development strategies, including business development, retention, expansion, and small business support. She enjoys partnerships with the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, Wellington Main Streets Program, and other entities to promote business and economic development interests within the community. Michelle joined the Town in June 2019 from the Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District, District Manager. She graduated from California State University Bakersfield where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Policy Administration with a concentration in marketing. Further, she has taken several advanced courses while attending the MPA program at Cal State University Bakersfield. Michelle is also a member of the Larimer County Workforce Development Board, Business Retention & Expansion Team, Regional Economic Development Initiative and the Wellington & Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce. Michelle lives in Wellington with her husband Rick and has two children Wyatt (25) and Kelsey (23).