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Region 9 announces New Board Officers

October 02, 2017

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado has elected new officers to their Board of Directors. William Tookey, the San Juan County Administrator is the new Chairman. He replaces Dan Fernandez from Dolores County who held the position for eight years. Tookey is only the 6th Chair in Region 9’s 28 year history.

Joining Tookey is Todd Starr, Archuleta County Attorney as Vice Chair; Shane Hale, Cortez City Manager as Secretary and Laurie Sigilitto, owner of Fast Signs and Fast Forward media as Treasurer. The officers were elected at Region 9’s Annual meeting held on September 28th.

The four officers and 3 additional board members make up the Region 9 Executive Committee. Dan Fernandez, Past Chair and Dolores County Representative; Mary Jo Coulehan, Pagosa Springs Chamber; and Dewayne Findley, Montezuma Representative, were also elected to the Executive Committee.

Region 9 is a public/private partnership that improves economic conditions and coordinates economic development efforts in five Colorado counties. The Region 9 Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from the 17 local governmental jurisdictions and nine members from the private sector. The Region 9 Board meets quarterly, with the next meeting scheduled for January 2018. For more information, please call 970-247-9621 or go to