Cordillera announces new general manager
EDWARDS — Judy McBride, board president of the Cordillera Metro District, recently announced that Rachel Oys has been named general manager of Cordillera. In this position, Oys will direct both the Cordillera Metro District and the Cordillera Property Owners Association. Oys is currently the interim county manager of Eagle County.
“Rachel has excellent qualifications, bringing to Cordillera broad management and financial experience as well as marketing and communication skills,” McBride said. “Cordillera is a great place to live and Rachel’s considerable skills will enhance our community, broaden the awareness of our service and amenity levels and bring leadership to Cordillera as we continue to see renewed vibrancy in real estate sales, housing starts and families moving in.”
As general manager, Oys will provide oversight and guidance in daily operations for Cordillera, direct the development of the metro district and property owners association annual business plans and oversee an annual budget of almost $12 million and 56 employees. The role is responsible for leadership of administration, human resources, design review board, finance, public safety, community operations, marketing and recreation and community enrichment.
“Cordillera is known for its active lifestyle,” said association president David Bentley. “We’re very excited to have Rachel, who has experience with public health and healthy living, join our team and continue to expand the offerings that are the core of our community.”
Oys has lived in Eagle County for five years. Before her appointment as interim county manager in November 2014, she served as the assistant county manager. Oys joined Eagle County as its director of public health in January 2010 and was promoted to director of health and human services in April 2010. Prior to her employment at Eagle County, she led the development of LiveWell Colorado and the Healthy Living Branch of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
“Cordillera, as a community, has values, structure and club-service amenities like few other communities in the world,” Oys said. “As I explored the level of entrepreneurship, expertise, philanthropy and community values that Cordillera exudes, the fit was perfect. Combine that with the access to trails and outdoor recreation, abundance of wildlife and the overall aesthetic the valley offers, I think that, as one of Colorado’s premier communities, we are well positioned to advance the community’s vision. I see an opportunity to work collaboratively in strengthening partnerships with the Club at Cordillera, The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera, the Cordillera Valley Club and the broader Eagle Valley.”
Oys holds a bachelor’s degree in international studies and Russian, a master’s degree in public policy and a law degree, all from the University of Denver. She is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Jefferson County Bar Association and the International City/County Management Association. Oys lives in Eagle with a direct view to the Territories in Cordillera with her daughter, Faith, and her goldendoodle, Zeus.
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