The Town of Clarkdale received a letter last week from the Clarkdale Chamber of Commerce in support of the Clarkdale Sustainability Park. The letter notes, in part: "Our vision states that we are Partners Promoting a Vibrant Clarkdale and we, as the Board of Directors, believe that this project will do just that."
The letter also states that the Chamber Board believes the development and operations of the CSP will provide many benefits to their members, including:
1. Providing a vital and sustainable economic base for our Town;
2. Creating well-paying jobs, educational opportunities and exciting cultural benefits;
3. Stabilizing local taxation by providing durable and sustainable revenues for our Town;
4. Enhancing our regional water assets by creating new potable water resources vital to the growth and health of our local economy;
5. Positioning our Town as a leader in our region, state and the nation; and,
6. Environmentally, reducing dependence on foreign oil, reducing greenhouse gases, and protecting the Verde River as an important recreational and tourist attraction.
The Clarkdale Chamber of Commerce's letter is now included among a growing list of letters of support and encouragement already received from: Arizona State Senator Steve Pierce, Arizona Representative Lucy Mason, Arizona Representative Andy Tobin, Yavapai County Supervisor A.G. "Chip" Davis, Yavapai-Apache Nation Chairman Thomas Beauty, Dr. Deirdre Meldrum, Dean of ASU's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Tom Schumacher, Executive Dean of Yavapai College's Verde Valley Campus, the Town of Jerome, the City of Sedona, Salt River Materials Group, the Arizona Association of Energy Engineers, the Arizona House of Representatives and the Verde Valley Regional Economic Organization.