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Welcome to La Plata County

On behalf of the staff of La Plata County, we are pleased to welcome you to the County website. We hope that this site is a wealth of information for businesses, residents and visitors, and that it will enhance your access to information, provide a better understanding of the operations of your county government and offer you opportunities for civic engagement.

We encourage you to stay up to date on issues important to you by visiting our Meeting Agendas, Minutes and Streaming Audio page where you can listen to live or archived audio of La Plata County public meetings, view agendas for upcoming and past meetings and read approved meeting minutes. To ensure that you find the meeting that you are interested in, make sure that you select the correct board or commission from the "Meeting Group" dropdown menu on the top of the page.

Please feel free to contact us at infodesk@co.laplata.co.us or phone (970-382-6200) if you have any questions or if there is additional information that you would like to see on our site.

La Plata County Board of County Commissioners

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Julie Westendorff, Chair
Gwen Lachelt, Vice Chair
Brad Blake, Commissioner

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La Plata County Board of County Commissioners Begins “On the Road” Meetings

The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners is beginning this year’s series of “On the Road” meetings and invites the public to join them in a conversation about issues of interest or concern regarding La Plata County and their neighborhoods.  "As elected officials, it's our job to reach out and engage residents in the issues that affect La Plata County," said Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. “I invite all residents to participate in the "On the Road" meetings to share ideas and concerns so, together, we can continue to move La Plata County forward.”

The next community meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ignacio Community Library, located at 470 Goddard Avenue, Ignacio.

For more information, please call the La Plata County Commissioners’ Office at 970-382-6219.

La Plata County Commissioners Appoint New Chair

At their March 10, 2015 Business meeting, the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners appointed Commissioner Gwen Lachelt as Chair of the Board for the remainder of 2015.

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La Plata County 2001 Comprehensive Plan Update

The La Plata County Planning Commission will be hosting a public meeting the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the La Plata County Courthouse, 1060 E 2nd Avenue, Durango to review progress of the La Plata County Comprehensive Plan updates. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.

Commissioner Westendorff Delivers the State of the County Address

On behalf of the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners, Board Chair Julie Westendorff delivered this year's "State of the County" address

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