June 29, 2023

Edwards, CO – The Mountain Recreation board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ture Nycum as the District’s new executive director. 

“Mountain Recreation has once again hired a recreation expert that brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our community,” shares Tracy Erickson, Mountain Rec Board President. “Ture has decades’ worth of knowledge of Colorado communities’ recreation which gives him familiarity of the challenges and opportunities we have ahead of us. He is a proven leader who will build on our already-strong community partnerships and fiscal responsibility,” continued Erickson. 

Ture (rhymes with hurry) is a born-and-bred Coloradoan and has devoted over twenty years of his professional career to recreation, most notably as the Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Durango since 2021, and for the City of Fruita from 2006 through 2021. Throughout his career, he has also served as the Recreation Supervisor for the City of Louisville and the Head Racquetball Coach at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Ture holds a Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. 

“I love everything about recreation, but above all I enjoy the people – and I look forward to getting into the community and developing fun and meaningful relationships,” shares Nycum. “I love providing places and spaces for people to grow individually and to come together as a community, that’s why I do what I do.” 

Nycum comes to the District with a strong background in municipal capital improvement projects, grant development, budget management, open space and land management, and community engagement to deliver on community priorities.  

Nycum will start his term on August 14th but plans to visit the District throughout the summer to better understand the District’s facilities, programs, and staff.  

“To provide programs, build a new facility, or take on new initiatives you must be able to be flexible, and understand that from point A to point B is not always linear. I plan to take time to thoroughly understand the District, and the community’s needs, to navigate from A to B appropriately, to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to live a healthy and happy life,” said Nycum.  

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