County hires new Planning Director

JOANN KALENAK, DCCR SENIOR BLOGGER — While not listed on the agenda, County Administrator Robbie LeValley introduced Austin Hanson, Delta County’s new Director of Development, during this morning’s County Commissioner meeting.

LeValley told Commissioners that Hanson started work yesterday “hitting the ground running” although Hanson’s LinkedIn page says he’s held the job since August.

Hanson replaces Carl Holm who left his position with the county in June.

From Hanson’s LinkedIn page: Delta County’s Director of Development is an accomplished leader with over 20 years of work experience in various sectors, including planning, architecture, academia, manufacturing, construction, and non-profit. Austin has a passion for creating and implementing innovative solutions that enhance communities’ economic, social, and environmental well-being. He has led and supported multiple projects that involve community development, resource management, strategic collaboration, and stakeholder engagement. As a university professor, he also shares his knowledge and expertise with the next generation of architects, planners, and contractors. He is driven by Delta County’s goal to enhance the well-being of its residents and visitors. He is dedicated to promoting an environment where everyone feels valued, treated fairly, and belongs within the community.

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