As the collective voice of six west-central Colorado counties, Region 10 provides leadership and technical assistance in supporting communities, diversifying the regional economy, and working with governments to meet community needs.

As one of the fourteen regional organizations in Colorado, Region 10 serves with the others as an essential catalyst for building regional partnerships and local capacity. Community Development Services include technical assistance and capacity support for local communities; economic diversity and resiliency planning and support; and grant writing and management. Through these services Region 10 has been a catalyst in investing millions of dollars into the regional communities in these efforts. Region 10 has had a key role in implementation of the identified projects and goals for the region.

Region 10 provides Community Development Services upon the request of the community.

Technical Assistance & Capacity

 

Region 10 technical assistance program is designed to bring needed capacity to the region’s rural communities. We support communities with with community and project planning, feasibility studies, project implementation, grant writing, grant management and general consultation.

Economic Resiliency Planning

 

Region 10 works with our state and federal partners to implement a number of strategies for the region and local communities, making investments to create a diverse economy and reduce dependency on a single industry, hopefully diminishing the impact of “boom and bust” periods experienced by the region in past decades.

Example of Community Projects:

Community Development Projects

Small Business Development Toolkit and Training for Rural Communities

With support from USDA Rural Business Development Grant, over the next year Region 10 will provide training and technical assistance to rural communities and rural small businesses so that small…
Community Development Projects

Town of Olathe Economic Development Strategy

Region 10 has been working with local government and leaders in the Town of Olathe since 2017 on a business and economic diversification strategy. Businesses and stakeholders completed a business…
Community Development Projects

Town of Hotchkiss Prosperity Project

Region 10 has been working with town leaders since 2018 on their Prosperity Project. To address their economic diversification challenges Hotchkiss embarked on a Prosperity Initiative led by local government,…
Trish Thibodo

Meet Trish Thibodo

Community Development Director

From city dweller to rural advocate, Trish has a breadth of experience that has landed her at the forefront of community development. For 30 years she has been working with local nonprofits and state government in developing and sustaining vibrant communities across the U.S. Recognized statewide for her insights and strategies that helped Delta County mitigate the negative economic impact of local coal mine closures, the State of Colorado tapped Trish to oversee two of the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) statewide rural programs.

In 2019, Trish joined Region 10 as its Community Development Director and now spearheads teams to identify local challenges and implement projects to create solutions in the six-county area, including Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Ouray, and San Miguel counties. Trish holds a Masters of Arts degree from Northern Colorado University in Greeley.