Kami Collins, who left her position as executive director of the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce on April 17, wants to assure area residents that she's remaining in town. In fact, she's going to be working as Cedaredge's new town clerk and economic development coordinator.
The timing of her transaction from her role at the chamber into the town job was such that her resignation was announced last week by chamber email before the town was able to make her new appointment official. But all that changed last week when the Town of Cedaredge trustees discussed Collin's appointment at an April 12 work session and confirmed that her swearing-in ceremony is on the agenda for the town's regular April 19 meeting.
After serving two and a half years as executive director of the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, Collins began her role with the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce in July 2017. She worked with other chamber members and local citizens to help the town host a successful AppleFest and she improved communication through regular emails and notices. Recently she worked closely with the town in conducting a consumer/business survey.
According to the town's published job announcement, her new role as town clerk and economic development coordinator will make her "responsible for managing and maintaining all town records, minutes of trustees and other committee meetings, and responsible for the town seal. This position also represents the Town of Cedaredge's economic interests in local and regional organizations."
Her role at the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce was a part-time position. Her new town job will be fulltime with benefits. During the transition, Collins will continue to work with the chamber to support upcoming events including this year's AppleFest which is scheduled for October.
Reflecting on her change of jobs, Collins said, "I have loved getting to know the business community of the Surface Creek Valley and working with our chamber members. I'm looking forward to continue working with the business community in this new role, as well as serving the community as town clerk."
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.