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Kate Cooke, former Capital Projects, Outreach and Engagement Program Manager at Alameda Connects and Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District, joined Localworks as our new Executive Director on September 23, 2019.

Kate brings over 15 years of experience in the development and implementation of plans and programs that increase economic vitality and build a sense of community. Most recently, she led business development and retention efforts and community outreach and engagement for Alameda Connects/Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District in Lakewood.

In addition to her professional experience, Kate has lived in Jefferson County for over 20 years. She served on the Edgewater City Council, acted as the Chair of Edgewater’s Urban Renewal Authority and served on Jefferson County’s Community Development Advisory Board for 12 years. Her formal education includes both a Masters of Public Administration and a Masters of Urban Planning.

Localworks will host a public reception welcoming Kate on October 23 at Luke’s, A Steak Place from 4 to 6pm. If interested, please RSVP to reception@wearelocalworks.org by October 18.