Holly Piatek has been named the executive director of the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce. She replaces outgoing director Leslie Workman, who accepted a new job at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Piatek is described as a real "go-getter" by Heather Redden, the new chamber board president. Elections were held at the same meeting where three new directors were seated -- Chris Cox from Bank of Colorado, Jessica Carlson from Delta-Montrose Technical College and Angel Blanco from Taylor Funeral Service & Crematory. Kylynn Wilson of Crossroads Assisted Living and Dave Beneteau of Platinum Relations agreed to additional three-year terms on the board. Wilson is board vice president and Beneteau is financial officer.
Piatek, a personal banker at Wells Fargo in Delta, has familiarized herself with chamber activities as a chamber board member. She will be resigning that position to become a full-time employee.
"She will bring a lot of enthusiasm to the job," Redden said. She said Piatek's strengths lie in sales and personal relationships.
Redden said five candidates -- all local residents -- were interviewed for the position.
Piatek's first day on the job is Dec. 9.
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.