Leadville News – January 31
Rimbert Named New LT100 Legacy Director
Last month, the news that former Executive Director of the Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) Legacy Foundation, Abby Long was leaving the position after a little more than a year initiated the local non-profit’s search for new leadership. Yesterday, the Legacy announced on their website that the search was over, and Veronica Rimbert was selected for the job.
Many may know Rimbert from her 12 years of experience working with Colorado Outward Bound School, which has a base camp located in Leadville. Most recently in her role as Resources Director, Rimbert was charged with many of the day-to-day administrative functions for the non-profit wilderness education program, skills that will prove useful in her new position as the Legacy’s Director.
Rimbert is no stranger to the Leadville Race Series either. As an avid cyclist, she has two finishers buckles under her belt for the Leadville Trail 100 (LT100) Mountain Bike Race. In addition to her time on the trails, Rimbert has also spent time in the trenches, volunteering as captain of the Outward Bound Aid station for the LT 100 Run.
“She brings a passion for outdoor recreation and the success of the greater Leadville community and is excited about the opportunity to serve both of these purposes with the Legacy Foundation,” the statement on the website read.
The Leadville Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission statement reads: addressing present community needs and supporting a better, brighter tomorrow for Lake County, while respecting and maintaining Leadville’s mining heritage. The Legacy has supported such efforts as the Leadville Community Park, a SnoCat Groomer for Leadville’s Mineral Belt Trail system, new playgrounds for local schools, plus the Legacy’s Annual Children’s Holiday Party at The Center.
Created in 2002, the Leadville Legacy Foundation is a nonprofit foundation which addresses the ever-increasing needs of the Leadville and Lake County communities. The Legacy fund thrives through generous contributions from individuals and corporations, as well as a number of charitable race entry spots in the Leadville Race Series events. If you’ve lived here for any length of time, you’ve benefitted from the Legacy’s efforts.