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Planning Commission

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The Planning Commission is set up as a research and advisory committee to the Town Board. They are required by the Colorado Revised Statues as an official board consisting of five members appointed by the Town Board, to review and make recommendations, with any and all land use concerns. The Planning Commission was created on October 12, 1992. They meet on the Third Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. located in the South Fork Community Building at 6:00 pm unless otherwise posted.

To contact a planning commission member by phone, call the Town Hall at (719) 873-0152

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Meet the Planning Commission

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Jeremy Osborne

Chairman

4 yr. Term

Term Expires 8/2026

josborne@southfork.org

Jeremy Osborne moved to South Fork in 2020 after living in Alaska for over 10 years. Jeremy is the current owner/operator of Aspen Ridge Cabins and Yurts in South Fork, and he has prior executive level experience in postsecondary education and oil and gas. Jeremy took an interest in city planning and zoning through his work in workforce development and through ownership of long-term rentals in rural Alaska. As a local resident and small business owner, Jeremy has a vested interest in seeing South Fork grow in a sustainable and intentional manner. He is excited to bring evidence-based practices and lessons learned from other small towns in Southern Colorado and beyond to the planning commission.

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Ashlee Bratton

Vice-Chairman

4 yr. Term

Term Expires 8/2026

abratton@southfork.org

Ashlee is a Colorado native and a combination of big city and small town life, living happily in both worlds. With a B.A. in marketing & communications and a M.B.A. in business, she traded in her corporate life and started her own business in 2011. As a professional photographer you can find her shooting weddings and family portraits or carousing on one of the many trails the area has to offer. She loves the mountains and everything mountain life has to offer. With family homesteading roots in the San Luis Valley and over two decades in the lodging industry with the Arbor House Inn Bed & Breakfast, Ashlee has a deep connection and love for the health and growth of this community.

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Don Burwell

Commissioner

4 yr. Term

Term Expires 8/2026

dburwell@southfork.org

Don Burwell, the owner of True Grit Excavating LLC, originally grew up here in southwest Colorado in the late 1980’s. In 2021, he along with several family members moved back to Colorado from Missouri to continue the business in excavating. When he isn’t working, you can find him enjoying the mountains on UTV’s or horseback riding with family.

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Tyler Schmidt

Ex-officio Member

4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2026

tschmidt@southfork.org

Tyler Schmidt moved to South Fork in 2016 in pursuit of a business opportunity.  In 2019 he was promoted to the Captain's position on South Fork Fire Rescue, and continues to develop his business in town.  Tyler is a 7th generation Southern Colorado Native, and has deep roots in the San Luis Valley and Huerfano County.  A veteran of both law enforcement and fire service, Tyler has spent most of his adult life in public service, with no plans to retire anytime soon.

Kevin Stickens

Ex-Officio Member

4 yr. Term

Term Expires 4/2024

kstickens@southfork.org

Kevin Stickens, owner of Grandview Cabins & RV Resort.  Our family moved to South Fork in June of 2017 after deciding the big city was no longer for us and it was time for us to get back to our small-town roots.  My favorite thing about South Fork is the location and access to all my hobbies such as ATV trails, hiking trails, hunting, fishing, and skiing.  Also, we are thankful to the friendly people who have welcomed us to this community.  I enjoy volunteering my time helping with the Friends of South Fork, logger days, chili cook off, dog sled races, community Easter egg hunt, and whatever else the town might need help with.  I believe in community, and I am looking forward to serving the town of South Fork for the next several years.