Mayor Taggart's Comments on CMU's Impact

8/20/17

Excerpt from GJ Sentinel story "CMU Welcomes Freshman Class..."

While college officials and students were welcoming the incoming freshmen to the campus, Grand Junction Mayor Rick Taggart welcomed them to town.

(CMU President) Foster told the students that Taggart and the rest of the Grand Junction City Council voted only last week to rename North Avenue to University Boulevard. That change is to occur over time starting next spring. The city also is considering a proposal to rename 12th Street, which also abuts the campus, to Maverick Way.

“On behalf of the city of Grand Junction, welcome to this wonderful campus,” Taggart told the new students. “Grand Junction is western Colorado’s university town. Kicking off an academic year is a big deal to the city of Grand Junction because we recognize the critical role that CMU plays in educating our future workforce, enhancing our civic life and adding dramatically to our region’s economic base.”