Urban Renewal Authority Board

A Bit About Urban Renewal

Urban renewal authorities (URAs) are created by municipalities to redevelop areas within their jurisdiction that are found to contain blight or slum conditions and require public participation to attract redevelopment. An urban renewal project is a public/private partnership. The majority of the funding comes from the private sector, public investment comes from tax increment financing (TIF), which is the increased amount of property tax or municipal sales tax revenue collected within the URA after the project begins. This new revenue is generated by the increased property values that result the project. URAs are voluntarily filing financial information and updates on project progress in standard annual reports developed by the Colorado Municipal League and Downtown Colorado Inc.

Executive Direct - City Administrator

Current Board Members

The Urban Renewal Authority Board consists of City Council, and one representative appointed by the County Commissioners, one School Board member appointed by the District, and one representative selected by the agreement of the Special Districts levying a mill-levy in Walsenburg. Once these positions are filled an at large representative will be appointed so the Board consists of an uneven number of members. see CRS 31-25-104(2.5)

ChairmanVeronica MaesCity of Walsenburgcitycouncilward1b@walsenburg.org
MemberGary VezzaniCity of Walsenburgmayor@walsenbug.org 
MemberFred EccherCity of Walsenburgcitycouncilward2b@walsenburg.org 
MemberRicky JenningsCity of Walsenburgcitycouncilward3b@walsenburg.org
MemberDon MartinezCity of Walsenburg citycouncilward3a@walsenburg.org 
MemberNick VigilCity of Walsenburg citycouncilward2a@walsenburg.org
MemberJacque SikesCity of Walsenburgcitycouncilward1a@walsenburg.org
MemberEdie FlaniganRE-1 School Districtedieflan@msn.com
MemberLola SpradleySpecial Districtslspradley@sprhc.org
MemberBob CrokeAt Largecrokero@msn.com
MemberCarl YoungHuerfano Countycyoung@huerfano.us