DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis has appointed Boulder County Commissioner Marta Loachamin to the Colorado Workforce Development Council, making her the first representative from the county on the panel in a decade.
The council is a public-private partnership that advises, oversees and integrates the work of the state’s talent development network to meet the needs of employers and workers. In her role on the council, Loachamin will represent the perspective of local government. She joins three other new appointees to the council, who will represent the business community.
“I’m excited to use my professional experience in the housing, education and entrepreneur space to support the work of the Colorado Workforce Development Council,” said Loachamin in a prepared statement. “As a member of the council, I’ll be able to elevate the fantastic work being undertaken by Boulder County and learn from local government and private-sector partners from across the state. Boulder County has not been represented in the past 10 years on the state council, and I look forward to participating in these crucial conversations about supporting Colorado’s workforce while pursuing equitable outcomes for all.”
The other new appointees are Nina Anderson of Grand Junction, Joe Ayala of La Junta and Sam Bailey of Denver. Reappointed members are Richard Elsner of Pine and Danielle Kirkpatrick of Durango.
Loachamin has been a member of Workforce Boulder County’s development board for more than two years. That panel advises Workforce Boulder County, whose mission is to drive employment and education opportunities that enrich individual growth, economic health and community connection. The board is responsible for identifying regional workforce-development needs and creating a comprehensive strategy for meeting them while considering the region’s economic development priorities.