HPCA Welcomes New Members

PARK CITY, UTAH (May 31, 2012) — The Historic Park City Alliance welcomed its newest board members last week. Six local business owners were elected to the alliance, eager to help Park City remain a thriving business district and tourist destination. They shared their thoughts below:

Jessica Davis
Washington School House
Elected to First Term

As a 6-year resident of Park City and General Manager of the historic Washington School House Hotel on Park Avenue for the past three, I am very proud of the recent changes that have happened in our business over the last year. I am so thankful for the support we have received from the Historic Park City Alliance as well as our downtown neighbors, and feel that the strength of our business district as a whole depends on our vigilance as business owners to stay attuned to the changing needs of historic Park City. I believe the HPCA is truly achieving the goals of enhancing a beneficial business environment for its membership and the community at large. I have been honored to serve on the board of directors for the last few months of a vacated term and I look forward to the opportunity to contribute more if reelected to the board. My particular interests lie in developing and promoting an active and vibrant Main Street district year-round by encouraging use of the street during the typically slower seasons in the spring and fall. I am also committed to encouraging more business participation in the HPCA mission, especially as we make progressive decisions about the future of the downtown with our infrastructure proposal.

Monty Coates
Southwestern Expression and Pine
Elected to First Term (has held a position on the board before)

My wife and I own and operate Southwestern Expressions and the two Pine stores on Main Street.  I have served as a HPCA board member in the past and served as board president.  I have also served as a member of the Park City Chamber Board and one term as president.  I am a current member of the Park City Chamber of Commerce Marketing Council and the current chairperson for the Summit County Restaurant Tax Grant Committee.  I believe that the HPCA is a vital organization that performs many necessary functions for the membership that it serves. 

Stephanie Johnston
Marriott’s Summit Watch
Elected to second term

I am the General Manager of Marriott’s Summit Watch located on lower Main Street. I have served on the HPCA Board for the past three years. I am attentive and concerned about the issues that face Main Street, Park Avenue and Swede Alley. I attend the Park City Council meetings to stay informed and give support to these issues and concerns. I have developed a good working relationship with the city representatives. Recently, I was voted into the Executive Board of the HPCA and am currently the Vice President. During my tenure I have served on the Events committee and the Visionary Committee.  In the past I served on the Board of the Park Silly Sunday Market and was an active member of the Park City Ambassadors for three years where I held the position as President. I am also an active member of the Lodging Association.

Charles Mudd
Mudd Law Office

My wife and I first came to Park City for the Sundance Film Festival in 2006.  Immediately, Park City enchanted us. We returned again in 2007 and have every year since. Moreover, we spend time in Park City as family at various times throughout the year. With respect to my law practice, I have operated my own law firm since 2001. I became licensed to practice law in Utah in 2007 and soon thereafter opened my Park City office. Originally a virtual office in the Gateway Center, I moved to the physical location 311 Main in 2010.

I am proud to operate a business in Park City and be a member of the Historic Park City Alliance.  I have and will continue to invest in the future of Park City and its community members by providing full days of free legal consultations and supporting locally owned businesses.

Maren Mullin
Gallery MAR
I am fortunate to be in a position to follow through on the great leadership and experience of our previous Boards; and yet, I bring a youthful dynamism to our group. I believe that we can never rest on our laurels, nor become complacent. The active promotion of HPC’s remarkable character, diversity, and businesses on both a local and national level is essential. Communication between our Board and our members, the City, and the Press has never been better (nor more important) as we move forward with infrastructure improvements for our district. I believe that the vitality and variety of our businesses helps to remind our locals and visitors that there’s much more to Park City than just great skiing. And if you ever have questions, issues, or feedback on our group or my leadership, I want to hear it.

Jesse Shetler
Butchers Chop House and Bar
In 1982, I arrived in Park City for what I thought would be one winter.  My first job in town was on Main Street, working for (our current mayor) Dana Williams in a place he used to own called Ryan’s Bar.  It has been 30-plus years now, and I am still working on the historic street I love. Some years ago I sat on the board of directors (HMBA) for 2 plus terms. I feel the timing is right for me to once again join the efforts in accomplishing goals set forth by the current HPCA board
For more information about the HPCA, visit www.historicparkcityutah.com or contact Christa Graff, of Graff PR, by sending an email to christa@graffpr.com or calling 435-640-7921.
With a thriving business district that boasts more than 250 shops, restaurants, resort and cultural activities, art galleries and signature events, it's no doubt that Historic Park City is "The Main Attraction." The Historic Park City Alliance (HPCA), is dedicated to promoting Park City's Main Street and surrounding area as a viable, vital and dynamic place to live, work and play while also encouraging business development and enhancing activities that benefit the district.

Nestled in the valley bordered by Park City Mountain Resort on one side and Deer Valley Resort on the other, it is the heart and soul of our mountain town and the epicenter of all that is fun and spontaneous.  Historic Park City serves as the backdrop to Park City's annual marquee events including the Sundance Film Festival, Park City Arts Festival, Park City Food & Wine Classic and Savor the Summit. Favorite locals' activities on Main Street include the Park Silly Sunday Market and Friday Night Gallery Stroll.

For more information on Historic Park City Business Alliance, visit the web at www.historicparkcityutah.com.