Big changes are in the works at Delta County Economic Development. The nonprofit has moved to a new home in Suite 107 of the Delta Professional Building at 540 Main Street, Delta. DCED will be located there until the ENGAGE Innovation Center is renovated and open for business.
DCED was formerly housed in the Bank of Colorado building at the corner of 4th and Palmer. That building has been purchased by the school district. After renovation, the district offices will be moved from Read to downtown Delta.
In addition, DCED is searching for a new executive director. Trish Thibodo has accepted a newly-created position with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs as the Rural Response, Recovery and Resiliency (4R) manager. This new position creates a coordinated response of state, federal and other resources for Colorado rural communities to help them recover from industry or significant job loss and create more resilient economies.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.