What do you do?
Jerry Brown

Where do you work and what is your title?
       I have three companiesÖ Unforgettable Ceremonies (Iím an officiant for weddings, funerals and other ceremonies), Sage Inc. (an advertising and marketing agency) and Jerry Brown Pro- ductions (I provide entertainment Ė mostly me, but with my friends, all types of live music and theatrical events.)
What do you do there and/or what are you responsible for?
       I do everything. The buck stops here Ďcause thereís nowhere else for it to go.
How long have you been doing this kind of work (total)? How long on the Westside?
       Iíve been a musician and entertainer all my adult life. Iíve done ceremonies for 10 years and TV and radio productions since 1972. Iíve been involved with the Westside for more than 30 years. My first job on the Westside was May 1976. I was marketing director for the Old Town Dinner Playhouse. To get involved with the community, I joined the Old Colorado City Commercial Club, the forerunner of todayís merchant societies. Thatís where I met Dave Hughes, who was spearheading a program to unite the merchants into keeping the historical value and uniqueness of the area alive. Over the years, Iíve been involved with Territory Days, Easter Egg Hunts, Rocky Mountain Country Christmas, Scarecrow Days, done voice overs for commercials at City Tracks in Old Colorado City and had Westside advertising clients.
What do you like best about it (other than quitting time)?
       Meeting people and knowing every day will be different.
If you could change one thing (other than pay), what would it be?
       Having people realize that when someone makes something look easy, itís taken years of hard work and practice to make it look that way.
What part of your work did your training/education never prepare you for?
       Iíve never been formally trained in music, advertising or performing ceremonies. Iíve learned by the seat of my pants. Experience can take precedence over degrees.
What makes working on the Westside special?
       The peopleÖ their independence and pride in where they live.

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