The growing family found long legislative hours conflicted with raising three children. The solution was decamping to PC in 2006 "during a bad inversion in Salt Lake," Gretchen recalls. She volunteered as a mediator and Board member at MMC, taking on the Executive Director post in 2017. MMC expanded from small-claims court into community mediation, focusing on the underserved, including Spanish language services. MMC even consulted with the latest Park City Leadership class on their "Let's Talk" community conversations initiative.
"In mediation, you are there to help two sides agree," she says, easing stressful situations. "Many hard-working people trying to make ends meet really appreciate our efforts."
A born diplomat who truly values what everyone brings to the table, Gretchen also lauds MMC's "volunteers, Board members, community partners and clients - I love the group of people I work with!"
And we love that Chamber partner Gretchen and her team are on the job, contributing to a more serene Park City.