Lori Nay is Mayor of Gunnison City, and co-founder/director of the Casino Star Theatre Foundation. Lori is honored to serve as a board member for the Anne Stirba Cancer Foundation. She is proud to serve with inspired individuals who are dedicated to raising funds to support cancer research at the Huntsman Cancer Institute with the expectation that these efforts will make a real difference in finding a cure for breast cancer.
Lori brings with her many years of experience in community service. In 2004, she formed a non-profit foundation with a good friend and purchased the Historic Casino Star Theatre in Gunnison. The Casino Star Theatre Foundation is dedicated to the restoration of this nationally recognized historic landmark, built in 1912, and its continued use as a center for entertainment with first run movies, concerts, and arts programming.
Lori has been a Council Woman for Gunnison City since 2002 and was elected Mayor in 2009. During her years in the council, she was instrumental in securing $2.8 million in grants for the City. Her experience in working in City government and in the non-profit realm has affirmed her belief that anything is possible when people come together and share a common goal. “Life is lived best when it is lived with purpose.”