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.
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.