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

Makala Barton



Economic Development Coordinator

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 owned and sold a business in Meeker after coming to work for Rio Blanco County. She has a background in Human Resources and has held her Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) since 2008.   She is a Certified Business Consultant as well as a Certified LEADING EDGE Instructor within 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 providing oversight for a variety of countywide development initiatives to make a more sustainable economy in Northwestern Colorado.

Makala can be reached by email or by phone at 970.878.9582




Economic Development Specialist

Rio Blanco County, Colorado

Carly's Bio

Carly’s Bio

Carly can be reached by email or by phone at 970.878.9474