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Two leaders gone: Who can take their place?

Doreen Mack
President of Downtown 2020

There is no one in this world that is going to get out alive and every now and then we are hit in the gut with this reality.

We have lost two public figures, Eugene Paslov and Marv Teixeira, who with their passion and enthusiasm for what they believed in made a difference in our community.

This is a wakeup call for everyone who has stood by and watched other people do the work. What happens when they are gone? I can’t stress the importance for everyone that all generations work together, so the legacy which has been created by a few can be passed on. Eugene believed in the Arts and Education and was in the process of building the performing Arts Academy.

For those who don’t think this pertains to you take a look around at your surroundings. The wonderful sculptures on the freeway throughout our city, Comma Coffee and her colorful building that makes you smile with Joy, Adele’s and the flower baskets throughout our town, just to name a few. We all have the potential to add something to our community. Education comes in many forms, but one thing is for certain, it is a learning process on many levels.

It takes people from all worldly and academic backgrounds to create a village. For instance: A farmer or a chef has knowledge that you or I would never know existed, and they are every bit as important as the professor with the college degree. We all have our gifts and areas of expertise. We are never too old to learn, but it does take an open mind, heart and desire to give back all that we have learned to help others, so it can be passed down to generations.

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, at Sassafras in the Plan:b Microlounge, the Downtown 2020 group is having a meeting and you are invited. We are all about creating a walkable, business friendly, beautiful downtown that is the heart that keeps Carson City beating. Come see how you can make a difference; you do have a voice and it counts.

Doreen Mack is owner of Lofty Expressions and president of the Downtown 2020 group.