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Meet The Team

Aspen is home. We understand the ins and outs of our mountain community and look forward to sharing the distinct group offerings that will make your meeting or incentive extraordinary. Our team of experts have a background in hotel sales and boast accreditations from Destinations International as well as the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence. We are well-equipped and ready to assist you!

Sarah Reynolds Lasser

Senior Director of Business Development

970-920-7185 | [email protected]

Sarah first received a taste of the Aspen lifestyle on a college spring break and soon returned permanently to work and enjoy the glorious summer months and great skiing. After graduation from Appalachian State University, she spent six years gaining a wealth of knowledge in the hospitality industry at Hotel Jerome and The Ritz-Carlton Club, Aspen Highlands. Today, she leads the group sales initiatives as Senior Director of Business Development with the destination marketing department at the Aspen Chamber. Sarah is a Certified Incentive Specialist with Society for Incentive Travel Excellence and is working on her PDM from Destinations International.

Sarah lives the Aspen mind, body and spirit idea. Embodying this lifestyle, her perfect day in Aspen starts with a hike on the Hunter Creek loop followed by oatmeal pancakes for breakfast at Poppycocks. Afterwards, she will enjoy a quick stroll through the farmers’ market to pick-up Palisade peaches and locally sourced vegetables followed by a peruse of the downtown shops. In the afternoon, she will treat herself to a blended black and white latte from Ink Coffee. She will wrap up the evening with a picnic on the lawn at the Aspen Music Tent accompanied by a good book, bottle of wine and relaxation under the quaking Aspen leaves.

Liz Cluley

Senior Sales Manager

970-920-7196 | [email protected]

The Aspen way of life was introduced to Liz in the summer of 2009. Mother Nature’s allure drew her back to town where she worked in hospitality at The Gant and the Hotel Jerome following graduation from Michigan State University. Today, Liz is the Senior Sales Manager for the destination marketing department at the Aspen Chamber.

An avid yogi, her perfect day in Aspen begins with a hot vinyasa flow class at Arjuna Yoga followed by breakfast at Jour de Fete for the best quiche in town. After satisfying her appetite, a short hike up to the Smuggler Observation Deck beckons before heading out to the Aspen Golf Course for a round of 18 holes. Round out the day with dinner at the Kenichi bar—she never turns down sushi, especially the yellowtail serrano and dynamite shrimp!

We are passionate about providing your meeting guests with an authentic Aspen experience. As locals, we live the life on a daily basis, and can guarantee your attendees a fabulous time.

- Liz Cluley, Senior Sales Manager

4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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