Featuring our fantastic member of the week, Andy Vick! 
Andy Vick is an experienced leader and arts administrator who believes in the power of the creative sector to drive economic development, build community, grow tourism, and enhance quality of life for everyone. 
Andy and his wife, Beth Piver, moved to Colorado Springs in 2014 from Western Maryland, where he was an active member and a Past President of the Rotary Club of Cumberland.  As the Executive Director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), Andy oversees the daily operation and financial management of the nonprofit, local arts agency that serves the City of Colorado Springs and the surrounding two-county region. 
In conjunction with his work at the Cultural Office, Andy has been appointed by the Governor of Colorado to serve as a Council member for Colorado Creative Industries (the State Arts Agency), and as a Board member for the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority.  At the national level, he serves on the United States Urban Arts Federation (an advisory council for Americans for the Arts, composed of arts leaders from the 60 largest US cities).
Locally, Andy is an ex-officio Board member of the Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC, serves on the Colorado Springs Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax (LART) Citizen Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Regional Leadership Forum and the Downtown Colorado Springs Rotary Club. In addition, Andy is a graduate of the 2016 Colorado Springs Leadership Institute program, the 2015 Leadership Pikes Peak Signature program, and the 2015 Colorado Creative Industries Change Leaders program. Andy is also an experienced public speaker on the topic of leveraging the arts as a tool for economic development and community vitality.
Thank you for all that you do to enrich our community in the arts!
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