Historic Park City Alliance Exec Director Ginger Wicks has lived a good deal of local history herself. “I moved here in 1988, on a winding two-lane country road that led into town,” says the Salt Lake native. “I did the seasonal thing, working winters at the front desk at Deer Valley and summers in the pro shop at Jeremy Ranch.” After earning her way into the Events Manager job, Ginger grew with the resort, producing concerts, NORBA Nationals, and World Cups. When the 2002 Olympics came to town, she serendipitously found herself in the middle of the action. “The rest,” Ginger says, appropriately enough, “is history.”

After many successful Deer Valley seasons, Ginger dived into community work, carving a unique role as the leader of crucial civic groups such as the Park City Lodging Association and the PC Restaurant Association, two organizations with ties to Downtown. So when the HPCA leadership position beckoned two years ago, the fit seemed natural. “I enjoy being a part of the community and contributing to its success while helping resolve our problems,” Ginger says.

Preparing for Savor the Summit on Main June 24, Ginger relishes the connection she feels after 35 years in Park City. “It is always fun when you know a lot of the people,” she smiles. “It’s like putting on a party.” The same goes for Tour Des Suds, her September production with the Mountain Trails Foundation. “Seeing the trail community come out in costume is fun!” Ginger laughs. “It’s a great day.”

“Number one is spending time with my kids,” she says of off-work priorities. “I love summer boating, golfing and hiking with my dogs, plus winter skiing and snowshoeing.” Quiet moments with nature inspire her to count blessings, too. “I feel so lucky to be a part of the community, representing so many amazing organizations,” she avers. “Every day is different and interesting.”