Community Development Division - New Name for Larimer Planning Division
Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Jun 19, 2013
Terry Gilbert, Community Development Director, 970-498-7690, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Hoffmann, County Manager, 970-498-7004, email@example.com
FROM:Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150, firstname.lastname@example.org
At the helm of the new Community Development Division is Terry Gilbert who will utilize the previous responsibilities of the Planning and Building Services Division as the core for the new responsibilities associated with the Division, “The Division will carry out our responsibilities with increased emphasis on business development, community involvement, and coordination concerning transportation planning. I will function as an ombudsman to assist the public and customers of the county concerning those issues directly/indirectly related to community development.”
Gilbert has been charged with the conversion of the existing data storage system into a new data-management system and focusing on better access to land use and building permit data for the community. Longer term issues for the Community Development Division include the County’s current Master Plan which was adopted more than 15 years ago. It may be in need of an update or revision into a Comprehensive Plan to address current quality of life issues. In addition, the Community Development Division will be working with other County departments as the County considers its role in economic development, particularly within the unincorporated area of Larimer County.