Support Testimonies

Karen McWilliams, FC Historic Preservation Society “I strongly support the Zonta Club of FC ‘Women’s Legacy Mural.’ I want my daughter to be exposed to and appreciate the significant contributions of women to our community throughout FC History.”

Matthew Robenalt,  DDA Executive Director “Storytelling through art is a powerful form of Interpersonal communication, particularly when communicating an authentic experience of a city.  The Zonta Club’s mural project, which will be highly visible to local and tourism guests of Old Town Square, imparts the spontaneity of publicly displayed art and place-making with the importance of reflecting on the stories of people  that have made Fort Collins an intriguing place to visit, live, work and play.”

Katy Schneider, Marketing Director Visit Fort Collins “Fort Collins has a large appreciation for public art and adding an element of personal story telling through photographs would only heighten the           attractiveness of the variety we have to offer visitors.”


Laura Cronen, Poudre School District Art Coordinator said the following about the project:
“Upon learning about the Her Legacy: Women of Fort Collins mural project I was excited for the unique addition to the culture of the Fort Collins community.  The renderings by artist Racheal Davis capture each of the women represented in a wood cut print that have a timeless quality and will be enjoyed for years to come. Additionally, as the Visual Arts Curriculum Facilitator in Poudre School District, I look forward to collaborating with the Zonta Club to bring the artworks and historical information surrounding each of the chosen significant women in the Fort Collins Community to the schools. This will highlight both the arts and the accomplishments of women in Fort Collins, and serve as an inspiration to girls and women to reach for their dreams as they learn about influential women, past and present, in their own community.”