One of the original members of the group that started the TwispWorks project is stepping down. Maggie Coon is retiring from the Twisp Public Development Authority this month. She was a member of the original Board of Directors of the Twisp PDA, and served as co-director from 2009-2010, and as Executive Director since then.
In July 2009, the U.S. Forest Service conveyed land and seventeen buildings in downtown Twisp to the Public Development Authority. The TwispWorks organization is working to develop the site into a multi-use facility that focuses on local agriculture, arts and culture and using green and innovative technology.
Coon says acquiring and developing the site has been the PDA’s biggest accomplishment so far.
As for the retiring Coon, she feels the PDA is in good shape with a bright future, and she’s ready to get back to her original plan of spending more time on her farm and with her friends.
The Twisp Public Development Authority is taking applications for a replacement and more information is available on their web site twispworks.com.