COPPeR executive director taking California job

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COPPeR Executive Director Bettina Swigger has accepted a position as executive director of Festival Mozaic, a music festival in San Luis Obispo, Calif.



After its inception four years ago, Swigger – a founding board member of COPPeR – was the organization’s first executive director.

During Swigger’s tenure, COPPeR has grown tremendously. One of the things she launched was, which has become, arguably, the local go-to website for arts and culture.

“We’ve worked together with artists and arts organizations, donors, businesspeople and local government and municipalities to leverage the role of arts and culture as a vital part of the fabric of community identity, and a significant economic driver,” said Amanda Mountain, board chairwoman for COPPeR.

Swigger’s last day at COPPeR will be Jan. 14. She will begin her new job in California on Feb. 1.

The board of directors is seeking a new executive director. The deadline for applications is Dec. 3.