Friday, April 10, 2009

Plaza Roundtable

Members Sought for City Roundtable on Plaza Events

The City of Santa Fe is seeking members to serve on a roundtable which will discuss and make recommendations on how the city’s historic Plaza can best be protected and preserved while also serving as a community gathering place. The Santa Fe Plaza has been the commercial, social and political center of Santa Fe since 1610.

The Plaza Roundtable shall discuss and make recommendations to the City Council regarding, but not necessarily limited to the following:
1. Appropriate use of the Plaza for major commercial events and special events;
2. Alternative sites for major commercial events and special events; and
3. Restrictions on the use of the Plaza for major commercial events and special events.

The Roundtable will be seeking recommendations to the Santa Fe City Council in time for the Council to establish policies and procedures for organizers planning events for 2011. In doing so, the Plaza Roundtable shall seek public participation from and consult with city staff, Plaza major commercial event organizers, Plaza special event organizers, downtown merchants, the State Historic Preservation Office, other city committees, community groups, and individuals of all ages who use and are interested in the Plaza.

The Santa Fe Plaza Roundtable will consist of nine members and two alternate members, all appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The City is looking for members who collectively represent a range of interests in the Plaza and the Santa Fe Community, including, but not necessarily limited to major commercial event organizers, the historic preservation community, 400th anniversary event planners, downtown merchants and the public at large. You can download the resolution containing full details of the Roundtable here.

If you are interested in being a member of the Plaza Roundtable, please send a letter of interest as well as a resume to Mayor David Coss, 200 Lincoln Ave. PO Box 909 Santa Fe, NM 87504 or send an email to: The letter and resume should be submitted by April 20. Appointments could be made as quickly as April 29.

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