Joanne Spina

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A little bit about Joanne

  • 38 years’ experience in the public sector, 30 years with La Plata County, Colorado
  • Retired as La Plata County Manager in 2019
  • Past president of the Association of Colorado County Administrators
  • Past member of the State of Colorado Gaming Impact Advisory Committee
  • Recipient of the Women’s Resource Center Extraordinary Woman Award in 2016
  • Named 2018 Citizen of the Year by the Durango Chamber of Commerce
  • Founder of the Journey of Hope Fund in 1995, which provides free mammography to women in need in southwestern Colorado

Areas of particular expertise:

  • Administration
  • Board/Manager relations and Elected Official/Manager relations
  • Process Improvement and Change Management
  • Capital Projects
  • Criminal justice/public safety/jails
  • Emergency Management
  • Human Services
  • Communications/Public Information
  • Tribal relations

Other, non manager, interests:

  • Hiking, cross country skiing, biking, kayaking, and paddleboarding
  • Traveling
  • Since retirement, fruit picking and jam making

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