Vice President of Communications at POWDR Stacey Hutchinson told attendees the company aims to include the public in the decision-making process. She added she wished POWDR had approached area residents with its plans earlier — an initial public meeting was held on Sept. 8.
“I know it’s hard. We have not earned your trust yet — I pledge to you that we will. I hope you will, assuming this whole process goes through and we get the honor of operating the permit and operating the lodge,” Hutchinson said.
Hutchinson said POWDR is seeking to expand business into “boutique-style” resorts like Holland Lake Lodge in part because of their smaller footprint.