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Region 9 Welcomes new Board members and Officers

January 28, 2019

The Region 9 Economic Development District of Southwest Colorado (Region 9) announces new Officers for 2019. William Tookey, San Juan County Administrator was elected to his second year as Chair; Todd Starr, Archuleta at-large member was elected Vice Chair; Laurie Sigillitto, La Plata at-large member, Secretary; and Collen O’Brien, City of Durango was elected Treasurer.

Several new board members were also approved at the January Board meeting. New board members include: Clyde Church, La Plata County Commissioner; Todd Weaver, Archuleta County Attorney; Steve Elias, PhD., Dean of the School of Business, Fort Lewis College; and Jim Candeleria, Montezuma County Commissioner.

The new members join the Region 9 Board which is comprised of 26 members - 17 representatives from the local governmental jurisdictions and nine members from the private sector. The Region 9 Board meets quarterly and for more information, please call 970-247-9621 or go to