Durango and La Plata County showed appreciation and said a warm farewell to longtime resident and community leader Peter Marshall during a special ceremony Tuesday in the Rochester Hotel’s Secret Garden.
Representatives from Durango Chamber of Commerce, La Plata County Economic Development Alliance and Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County attended to honor Marshall, who has been general manager of the DoubleTree Hotel for 16 years. After accepting a new position with Hilton, he and his family will leave Durango and move to Springfield, Illinois.
“There are very few people who can combine a passion for their community and a successful business into so much support for our area nonprofits” Kip Koso, one of the founders of Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County, said in a news release. “Peter has been a cornerstone of personal and professional support that this community will truly miss.”
Marshall has received the Chamber’s Citizen of the Year award, co-founded the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County and is a longtime member of the Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors, on which he held seven positions in 11 years. He is also an active member of Durango High Noon Rotary Club, a founding member of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance and served as chair for the Durango Chamber of Commerce board.