Purpose and Objectives
The Pagosa Springs Community Development Board of Advisors provide a forum where we bring everyone to the table to discuss challenges, needs and celebrations in regard to Economic Development. We want to intentionally engage in dialogue and collaboration between the key players in our community development. To be effective, all the key players need to be at the table, therefore, the Advisors will include four categories:
- Leadership representatives from the organizations in our community which are most critical to successful implementation of the County Strategic Plan, including but not limited to: Town/County governments, Region 9 EDD, the Pagosa Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Southwest Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Archuleta School District #50 JT and Pagosa Mountain Hospital (PMH). Advisor appointments from these organizations will be perpetual based on the continuing strategic importance of the organization to economic and community development. Vacancies will be filled by the CDC Board of Directors with a majority vote of a quorum.
- Representatives of key constituencies such as the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners’ Association (PLPOA), the business community, banking community, Pagosa Springs Association of Realtors, local telecom, etc. Composition may be modified based on further understanding which critical constituencies should be represented. Advisor appointments from these constituencies will be for 2-year terms, beginning with the date of appointment and ending on the 2nd anniversary. There are no term limits. Vacancies will be filled by the CDC Board of Directors with a majority vote of a quorum.
- Leaders of large community development initiatives. Currently, Mark Weiler leads a project to develop East end Pagosa infrastructure and Ken Vickerstaff is leading an initiative to acquire and redevelop the downtown City Market complex. Terms for project leaders will last for the duration of the project. Others may be added as big projects are initiated.
- Other individuals with skills, experience and knowledge critical to the successful implementation of our County Strategic Plan. Composition of the subject-matter expert team may vary over time, according to CDC needs. Advisor appointments will be for 2-year terms, beginning with the date of appointment and ending on the 2nd anniversary. There are no term limits. Vacancies will be filled by the CDC Board of Directors with a majority vote of a quorum.
Responsibilities and Expectations
- Meet twice per year in May and October to provide feedback and actively participate in setting direction and goals for the CDC. Each meeting will be 2-4 hours in length.
- Represent the interests, needs, strategies and plans of their organization or constituency and offer advice to help formulate CDC plans and strategies or provide skillset/experience perspectives.
- Relay information to the CDC as needed on key developments in their organization or constituency.
- Recommend new CDC Board of Director Members or Advisors may become members.
- Appoint an appropriate representative if you cannot attend a semi-annual meeting.
- Be available to provide information to companies considering relocation to Archuleta County for their decision-making. Help them understand how their business will fit in our community.
- Be willing to get involved in projects.