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Meet Elaine Mariner
Elaine Mariner was elected to the Foundation’s Board as Community Trustee in April 2017. She is the Cultural Director for the Town of Parker, a position she has held since late 2012. Elaine oversees Parker’s cultural facilities including the Parker Arts, Cultural and Events Center (PACE), the historic Schoolhouse, Ruth Memorial Chapel and the Discovery Park Band Shell. She also manages the public art program and collection, as well as the development and implementation of Parker’s downtown Creative District. Elaine has worked in the arts industry for more than 20 years and has a wide variety of experience. Prior to joining the Town of Parker, she served eight years as the Director of the Colorado Creative Industries Division of State Office of Economic Development. In addition to Colorado Creative Industries, she held positions with the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Arts Communications, Inc. in Denver, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Elaine holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from George Mason University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She and her husband Chris enjoy skiing, tennis, sailing and walking the beach.