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Nancy Bailey
 Executive Director
Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LLCEDC)
Program Director
Leadville Main Street Program (LMSP)

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Nancy Bailey joined the Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LLCEDC) in September 2020 bringing over 25 years of experience in non-profit management, corporate client relations, business development, project management, marketing, public outreach, communications and fundraising to her position at the LLCEDC.  First, as part-time Program Manager assisting the Executive Director, then quickly transitioned full-time to assume management of the Leadville Main Street Program (LMSP) in early 2021 from the City of Leadville. Following LLCEDC leadership transition in late 2021, Nancy assumed the role as Interim LLCEDC Executive Director and remains Program Director for the LMSP.


Before joining the LLCEDC, Nancy served as Director of Development for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), managing all aspects of development and fundraising for the largest NGO serving victims of human trafficking in the United States.  Prior to CAST, Nancy was passionate about her role over several years at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC).  First, as part of the Business Assistance and Development Team serving as Layoff Aversion Regional Manager, she worked on the Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority (SASSFA) Layoff Aversion Contract. Following the successful completion of the SASSFA contract, she transitioned to Layoff Aversion Regional Manager for the City of Los Angeles Layoff Aversion Contract. Shortly after, she was promoted to the role of Regional Manager, Business Assistance & Development, for the LA Metro/Central/South Los Angeles and the Westside regions of Los Angeles County. A few years later, Nancy was promoted to Senior Manager in the Strategic Relations Department responsible for corporate/investor client and member relations, member attraction, retention and fundraising.


Additionally, Nancy also served as Director of Marketing and Member Services for the Building Industry Association of Southern California, the local chapter of the National Association of Homebuilders, a non-profit trade association. Prior to joining the BIA, Nancy worked at a public water agency as their Community Relations Director where she was instrumental in creating their community outreach and marketing strategy. Ms. Bailey also spent over 5 years with The Walt Disney Company as Development Project Manager for The Disney Store, Inc./Worldwide Headquarters, Corporate Retail Division while studying Marketing Communications at College of the Canyons in Valencia, CA.


Nancy relocated to Colorado from Los Angeles in 2019 to be closer to family and absolutely loves life in the mountains where she enjoys water yoga, skiing, hiking and listening to live music.


Meryl Aune

Program Coordinator & Communications Assistant

Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation (LLCEDC)

Leadville Mainstreet Program


Meryl Aune joined the LLCEDC in October of 2021 on a volunteer basis, and since then has been employed full-time to continue her contributions to the organization. Even though Meryl is new to working in a non-profit, she has a history of volunteering for other organizations and has upwards of 10 years of customer service experience.


Before joining the LLCEDC, Meryl did a wide variety of customer service work, including retail and restaurant service, and gained a vast and well-rounded talent for satisfying the needs and wants of her business. Additionally, Ms. Aune began volunteering in 2019 for non-profit organizations such as Denver Rescue Mission and Green Peace, doing anything from monthly donations to helping in soup kitchens. Meryl has been a volunteer for Cloud City Conservation Center as well and wants to continue finding similar ways to help her community flourish.


Furthermore, Meryl is pursuing an education in web design and development to broaden her skill sets and become even more of an asset to this organization. Already, she has experience with updating websites and social media, but she plans to take her knowledge a step further and apply a keen and intelligent twist to the LLCEDC’s “techy side”.


Meryl is a proudly raised Colorado native and moved to Leadville from Denver towards the end of August 2021. She enjoys exploring the mountains and is ecstatic to be in the heart of them. In her free time, Meryl also enjoys art, and is usually found with a violin or a paint brush in hand.


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