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August 17, 2004

Kyra A. Cook named administrative coordinator of Historic Triangle Jamestown 2007 Host Committee

Kyra A. Cook, a member of the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission and an alumna of the College of William and Mary, has been named administrative coordinator of the Historic Triangle’s Jamestown 2007 Host Committee. She also is an alumna of Leadership Historic Triangle.

Cook’s new duties will include providing administrative and liaison support for the Host Committee and its related task forces, and managing the new committee headquarters located in the heart of downtown Williamsburg, in the William Byrd Stable Building on Francis Street in Merchants Square. The Host Committee is charged with coordinating the work of the Jamestown 2007 partners and engaging the Historic Triangle community in the 400th anniversary commemoration.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with such an experienced and effective advocate of the arts and cultural organizations in our region,” said Jeanne Zeidler, chair of the Host Committee and Cook’s immediate supervisor. “A cooperative funding agreement by the Jamestown 2007 partners for this new administrative coordinator position has made it possible for us to utilize Kyra’s considerable skills to provide coordination to the work of the numerous organizations participating in this important commemorative event.” Zeidler also is Director of Community Cultural Affairs for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, with oversight of the Kimball Theatre and a leadership role in cultural opportunities at Colonial Williamsburg, the College of William and Mary, and in the community at large.

In addition to the Host Committee, the Federal 2007 Commission offices also are located in the William Byrd Stable, situated beside the William Byrd Building that is home to Virginia’s Jamestown 2007 headquarters. The co-location of these offices is designed to facilitate easy co-operation and communication among and between the national, state and local planning effort.

“The Historic Triangle Jamestown 2007 Host Committee, created earlier this year, is positioned to ensure that this significant historical commemoration achieves its tremendous potential for our region and for the Commonwealth by facilitating collaboration and cooperation among our major educational, cultural and tourism-related institutions,” said Senator Thomas K. Norment. “I look forward to working with Kyra to promote partnerships, build alliances and develop working relationships within our community.”

The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees and the Jamestown 2007 Steering Committee, in collaboration with James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, created the Historic Triangle Jamestown 2007 Host Committee. The major historical, educational, cultural, business and tourism organizations of Virginia’s Historic Triangle now are collaborating to plan for the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America.

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