Arts center welcomes new chief

Sharan Wilson has been Colorado resident for 35 years


Sharan Wilson started in her new job as executive director of Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center on April 8 after the THAC board of directors found her to be best-qualified for the multi-faceted position of the many people who applied.

Her career experience is with nonprofits and their operation and she is excited that contracts for Town Hall’s next season are mostly signed and ready for announcement soon. Watch for what comes next!

Wilson has been in Colorado since 1984 and grew up in neighboring Nebraska, where she attended junior college. With an Air Force husband, the family moved frequently in the early years, but ended up in Omaha. Her master’s degree in journalism (emphasis on PR) is from University of Nebraska/Omaha. A job with the Omaha World-Herald was focused mainly on advertising, she said.

“I raised my family here (Littleton area),” she said, where her three children attended local schools.

Wilson worked in cable television for a time in the late 1970s, with the celebrated Bill Daniels, involving cable companies across the U.S. Another nonprofit organization Wilson worked with trained and supplied service dogs for veterans. Additional experience was in other fields, including one that worked with erosion problems. Variety of ways of accomplishing things ...

She is now meeting with each Town Hall board member individually (one a week), “raising community knowledge,” and getting familiar with Town Hall’s operations, and says she is looking forward to meeting Main Street business owners and operators.

She is active in her church, South Suburban Christian, reads a lot and loves to travel to new places, she said.

As she settles into Town Hall’s routines and projects, she will be occupied with “policies, procedures, job descriptions” and more as new season announcements happen and box office activity picks up. A PR/development director is needed and preparations for the May opening of “Sister Act” are in process, as well as installation of another art exhibit in May and another for summer/Western Welcome Week ... August brings WWW and in mid-September, the popular Scavenger Hunt, presented by Historic Littleton Inc. will bring in a crowd — and the new theater season will get underway.

The THAC board is discussing new ideas that will flow through Wilson’s Main Street office as well. She will become accustomed to a fairly constant flow of visitors when the lobby doors are open and in summer, lots of young people participate in the popular Actor’s Playground education programs.

We wish her many happy experiences in that treasured building!


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