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Gateway Project underway

September 7, 2012

 

The Mammoth Gateway Community Project is under construction!
 
With six agencies involved and significant in-kind support from The Chadmar Group- Snowcreek Resort and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area to coordinate, the Project became a little complicated.
 
Services and expertise donated by Gateway architect Bruce Woodward and other generous locals, plus intense fundraising for those all-important cash donations needed in order to buy materials
added to the mix. 
 
Working out the details may have taken awhile, but we did it.
 
This winter, visitors will be welcomed by a bigger and even better entrance to Mammoth Lakes. The impressive Gateway design, donated by local artist Larry Walker, will announce that our town is moving forward and investing in the future.
 
Mono County donated the land. Mammoth Lakes Town Council voted to donate a significant portion of the Town’s Public Art Fund to the Gateway Project (the Public Art Fund is not part of the General Fund but rather money collected in the form of fees paid by commercial developers that can only be used for public art).
 
Although we were able to raise over $91,000 in private donations, the council’s decision made the difference for the success of the project.
 
We look forward with great anticipation to the ribbon-cutting ceremony this fall.
 
Elizabeth Tenney Volunteer Organizer Mammoth Gateway Community Project
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