( PUEBLO , CO --- August 25, 2010) The Colorado State Fair Parade, “ Colorado Adventure & Excitement – Its All Fair Game,” put on annually by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, will take place August 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. This year the Chamber will honor Jack Quinn as the 2010 Parade Marshal. Jack Quinn spent 30 years on the Colorado State Fair Parade Committee, the majority of which he served as committee Chairman. (See bio below)
The parade will begin at the intersection of Union Avenue and Abriendo Avenue , continue down Union, turn right onto 1st Street , turn left on Main Street , continue up Main, and conclude at 8th and Main .
Staging for the parade will begin as early as 7am Saturday morning and will take place in the residential area from Abriendo Avenue up to Orman Avenue between Broadway Avenue and Quincy Street .
The Union Avenue Merchants will host their annual Pancake Breakfast at the Gold Dust Saloon, 217 S. Union, Saturday morning from 8-10am, adults pay $6.00 and children under 8 pay $3.00. All proceeds benefit the Union Avenue Historic District.
Pueblo community leader, Jack Quinn, was recently appointed to the Colorado State University-Pueblo President's Advisory Council.
Quinn has been involved in a variety of local agencies. He helped to found the Pueblo Boys and Girls Club and has done significant work with the Sister Cities Commission and the United Way . He also has served on the boards of First National Bank, the Greater Pueblo and Latino Chambers of Commerce, the Packard Foundation, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Neighborhood Housing Services, Pueblo Fair Housing Commission, Pueblo Community College Foundation and the Colorado Housing Finance Authority.
The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials selected Jack Quinn as the recipient of its 2006 M. Justin Herman Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and innovation in the housing and community development field.
Mr. Quinn recently retired from his position of Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Pueblo ( Colo. ), a position he held for nearly 35 years. During Mr. Quinn's long and successful tenure, he greatly increased Pueblo's affordable housing stock by saving several historic buildings from demolition and renovating them for apartments and developing single family housing using tax credits. Since the beginning of his tenure as Executive Director, the housing authority increased its inventory of housing assistance from 374 to more than 2,800.
Professionally, Mr. Quinn has served as president of Colorado NAHRO, Mountain Plains NAHRO, and National NAHRO, and has been involved with the Neighborhood Housing Services Organization, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, the Governor's State Wide Task Force on Housing, and the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association.