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MVR Board Directors: (l to r, top first row): Secretary Marie Chiarizia, President Kimberly Campbell, Vice-President Rachael Marchbanks, Tim Hunter (second row) Clara Martinez, MVR Administrator Kim Cox, Laurie Webster, Merritt Winkler, and Treasurer Jane Chipman.  

Dear Friends of MVR:

While reflecting back on 2020, this year has been full of challenges – we’ve made many sacrifices by putting our community’s health and well-being ahead of our personal desires.

We missed seeing all of your happy and enthusiastic faces at the Mancos Valley Summer BrewFest and the Mancos Valley River Film Festival. On the bright side, we had a successful online auction, we learned to Zoom, and we continued to support our 16 projects as they navigated through some turbulent waters. The Mancos FoodShare and Pay it Forward Fund did a stellar job handing out food and supplies and assisting those financially who lost their jobs and could not pay their bills.

As a 501 (c) 3, MVR serves as a the fiscal umbrella to our 16 projects allowing them to apply for grants as well as accept tax-deductible donations. MVR also provides insurance coverage, tax advice, hands on workshops, and financial and administrative support while also promoting and marketing our projects and their activities.

Our organization exists through grant funding and special events which did not happen in 2020. This means your support is needed more than ever! 

Your tax-deductible contribution will help us continue to serve Mancos and its most vulnerable residents- as well as continue to preserve and enhance the agricultural, historical, cultural, charitable, recreational, and educational assets of the Mancos Valley.

How can you donate?

Want to learn more about MVR and the charitable projects we sponsor? Check out our website or like us on Facebook!  MVR is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

This year has reminded us of how resourceful and resilient, kind and caring our small town can be. We look forward to hearing our beloved Chorus sing again, skiing soon at Chicken Creek, and gathering at the Grange for community potlucks. Until then, be safe and stay well!

Warm regards,

Kim Cox
MVR Administrator

Meet MVR’s Newest Board Directors 

Welcome Jane Chipman

Born and raised in Eagle County, CO, Jane made her way to Mancos via stints in New England, the Pacific Northwest, Western China, and California. She’s spent time working with non-profits in river conservation, outdoor education, and climate change mitigation. Jane can often be found trying to take her toddler on age-inappropriate adventures outside.

Welcome Laurie Webster

Laurie is an archaeologist and textile consultant who has lived in the Mancos Valley since 2007. She has spent most of her career poking around museum storerooms and documenting and writing about forgotten archaeological collections. She has served on a variety of community and professional boards and is currently the treasurer for the Mancos Friends of the Library. Her passions include travel, cooking, and the human and natural history of the Four Corners region. She holds a Ph.D. in anthropology and a master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Arizona.

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