Leadership & Staff - Choose Rio Blanco - Rio Blanco County Economic Development
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Leadership & Staff

KATELIN

COOK

Economic Development Coordinator

Rio Blanco County, Colorado

Katelin's Bio

Katelin has worked for Rio Blanco County since 2014, serving as the Economic Development Coordinator for Rio Blanco County. Her role at the County includes business retention and attraction activities, community relations, legislative affairs, promotion, and oversight for a variety of community development initiatives to make a more sustainable economy in Northwest Colorado. Prior to working for Rio Blanco County, Katelin served as the Executive Director for the Meeker Chamber of Commerce, was an elected Meeker Town Council Member, and worked in real estate. Katelin received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Management from Colorado Mesa University.

Katelin can be reached by email or by phone 970.878.9474

MAKALA

BARTON

Economic Development Specialist

Rio Blanco County, Colorado

Makala's Bio

Makala is a rural Colorado native and moved to Meeker with her husband and two children in 2015. She has a history of entrepreneurship, owned a business in Oklahoma and currently owns and operates a business in Rio Blanco County. She has held her Professional in Human Resources Certification since 2008 and is a Certified Business Consultant with the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network. Makala’s focus in the Economic Development Department is supporting small business owners through the Rio Blanco County Small Business Development Center and elevating the outdoor recreation industry in Northwest Colorado.

Makala can be reached by email or by phone at 970.878.9582