2019 Winners Jay Lucas, Tara Novak and Kat Conner
Town of Eagle Announces Community Impact Award Winners
The Town of Eagle awarded the 6th annual Community Impact Award Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Eagle Chamber and Town of Eagle's Eagle Vision 20/20 event at the Eagle Town Hall.
This year Mayor Pro Tem Kevin Brubeck announced two winners: Tara Novak & Kat Conner for their contributions with Eagle’s ARTwalk and Jay Lucas founder of Eagle County BMX.
In 2007 Jay Lucas approached the Town of Eagle Trustees with a proposal - the construction of a new BMX track in Eagle using all volunteer labor. The Trustees gave Jay the go ahead for temporary use on Town property near the Pool and Ice Rink. After countless volunteer hours the track was completed in 2009, with Jay leading the charge with his own equipment purchased specifically for the job. 2019 marks the 10th year anniversary of the realization this dream and exemplary level of commitment to the community.
Tara and Kat have both been instrumental in the creation of the art scene in downtown Eagle, Tara founded and runs ARTSPaCE, a workshop and gallery on Broadway and Kat Conner recently opened Katch of the Day also on Broadway, a new wine and vintage marketplace. Tara and Kat have been instrumental in the success of Eagle’s monthly ARTwalk. Beyond running businesses and hosting community events, both are contributing to the success of Broadway Street and downtown.