Christina McGrath has been appointed executive director of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region.

McGrath, who has lived in Colorado Springs for more than 20 years, has taken classes at both the Bemis School of Art and The Colorado Springs School, and now sits on the board of Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity.

She previously worked at the El Pomar Foundation and will assume responsibilities Jan. 18.

Members of the community are invited to meet McGrath at an open house/art opening from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 4 in the COPPeR office in the Plaza of the Rockies.

McGrath replaces Bettina Swigger, who stepped down in November to accept a position in California.

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