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Avon hires new community development director

Vail Daily staff report
Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – Sally Vecchio is Avon’s new community development director and assistant town manager.

Vecchio has more than 20 years of professional community development and land planning and zoning experience. Previously, she was involved in resort planning and the affordable housing program while serving as the director of community development and housing in Mountain Village, Colorado, near Telluride. She has also worked in planning and land development in the Denver area, with a focus on creating long-range planning documents, encouraging transit-oriented development, as well as facilitating and assisting with urban renewal efforts.

Vecchio earned a masters degree in urban planning from the University of Colorado and a law degree from the University of Maryland.

“We believe Ms. Vecchio’s experience will help Avon move forward with its long-term goals such as developing the east and west town centers, affordable housing and improving our overall land use and planning practices,” said Town Manager Larry Brooks.

As the primary town representative in overseeing and managing new development projects and redevelopment, Vecchio will also play an active role in planning the town’s growth during the current financial slowdown, particularly in regards to the Avon Urban Renewal Authority and the Main Street redevelopment

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In addition, she will be responsible for assisting all departments with land planning strategies, including providing direction and assistance in the development of long-range plans and subdivision reviews.

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