Tate Locke was appointed to the Delta County Planning Commission Nov. 14, representing the Surface Creek area.
Locke is a Colorado native and moved to the Western Slope in 2003. He has owned and operated the Cristee-Meade Building Company in Cedaredge for the past 14 years. "We strive for excellence in building and work hard to create lasting relationships with our clients, the majority of which are new to the area," Locke said.
"I have an inherent interest in the economic, industrial and recreational sustainability of Delta County."
Locke fills the vacancy on the Planning Commission formerly occupied by Dick Disner.
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.