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Region 9 hires Economic Development Planner

December 07, 2016

Jill Seyfarth is joining the Region 9 Economic Development District as a part-time economic development planner. Seyfarth is a former planner with La Plata County and the City of Durango before starting her own business Cultural Resource Planning, in 2000. Through her business, Seyfarth has worked on community development related projects for both the public and private sectors throughout southwestern Colorado. Jill recently completed two terms on the Colorado State Historic Preservation Board, which reviews nominations to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, and she currently sits on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Colorado State Historic Fund.

Laura Lewis Marchino, executive director of Region 9, said, "We think Jill will be able to walk in and get to work. She is already familiar with Region 9 and the CEDS process and I am thrilled to have someone of her experience."

Seyfarth will manage projects, data reports, publications, including District’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy as well as grant applications.

"I’m excited to be working on projects throughout the Region 9 area. Southwest Colorado is such a dynamic place and there are so many opportunities here," said Seyfarth.

Region 9 works to improve economic conditions in La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, Dolores & San Juan counties. Jill can be reached at or by calling Region 9 at 970-247-9621.