'I'm a determined individual'

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Ouray's community development coordinator overcomes initial obstacles to settle into new role

  • Aja Tibbs has a full plate as the city of Ouray's new community development coordinator, starting with working with elected officials, staff and citizens to update the city's community plan. Mike Wiggins – Ouray County Plaindea/er
    Aja Tibbs has a full plate as the city of Ouray's new community development coordinator, starting with working with elected officials, staff and citizens to update the city's community plan. Mike Wiggins – Ouray County Plaindea/er
The first challenge was just getting to Ouray. Aja Tibbs and her family sold their suburban Denver home a week before the COVID-19 pandemic made in-person closings difficult, if not impossible. But they had trouble finding a moving van to haul their possessions across the mountain. Once Ouray’s new community development director arrived, she faced another conundrum: How do you get to know people…

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