Localworks has a new head Cooke

Kate Cooke named new executive director for Wheat Ridge organization

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Posted 9/23/19

Kate Cooke, a former capital projects, outreach and engagement program manager at Alameda Connects and Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District, has joined Localworks as the organization's new …

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Localworks has a new head Cooke

Kate Cooke named new executive director for Wheat Ridge organization

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Kate Cooke, a former capital projects, outreach and engagement program manager at Alameda Connects and Alameda Corridor Business Improvement District, has joined Localworks as the organization's new Executive Director, effective Sept. 23.

Localworks is a community-based, nonprofit development corporation advancing Wheat Ridge as a vibrant and sustainable community. More information about Localworks is available at www.WeAreLocalworks.org

Cooke 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, Cooke has lived in Jefferson County for more than 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.

“I look forward to working with the Wheat Ridge community and meeting you all at an upcoming event,” said Cooke.

Localworks will host a public reception welcoming Cooke on Oct. 23, at Luke’s, A Steak Place, from 4-6 p.m. If interested, please RSVP to reception@wearelocalworks.org by Oct.18.
 

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