Chuck Cobb wins big recognition from Moffat County
After only a year-and-a-half in his first role as an elected official, Chuck Cobb received major recognition in the 2016 Best of Moffat County competition.
Chuck won first place for Best Elected Official.
His management style and friendly demeanor probably had something to do with the honor, and his staff has nothing but nice things to say about him.
“He’s a really good guy and easy to work for,” said Loy Cotten, mineral and agriculture assessment technician at the assessor’s office. “We are so glad a family, hometown face came in.”
The feeling is mutual, Chuck said.
“They’re really knowledgeable and capable, and I don’t micromanage them,” he said of his staff. He also acknowledges that he inherited a great team from former Moffat County Assessor Robert Razzano.
Chuck beams Moffat County pride through and through. Both he and his wife, Sari Cobb, were born and raised in Craig and have greatly given back to the community in various ways over the years.
Sari co-owns Cornerstone Realty in Craig, and she’s usually seen at any and all of Craig’s big events. Chuck is always at her side.
Chuck sat on the school board for eight years from 1984 to 1992 and he’s also served on Moffat County United Way board as president for eight years. He’s held various other roles and jobs throughout the county.
Before being elected assessor, Chuck helped run Cornerstone Realty with his wife. He also worked at Yampa Valley Golf Course as director of golf from 1978 to 2008.
He’s managed budgets, built budgets and watched Craig’s ever-changing economy.
Perhaps the biggest question he gets from constituents revolves around home values.
“It’s always been a boom and bust market,” Chuck said, noting that the stagnant real estate market has become the new normal.
As much as anyone, he’d love to see Craig diversify, but he’s also realistic about what the dip in oil prices mean for Moffat County.
“The rest of the market follows the ebbs and flows of that,” Chuck said, which is what house values are often tied too.
Between answering questions about housing prices and values and assessing properties, Chuck likes to hunt, golf and spend time with his family.
Sari and Chuck have two grown children, Morgan and Tony Cobb.
In regards to the job, “I’m just getting my feet wet. I have no agenda. I came in from outside of government.”
Prior to being elected, he often would visit the assessor’s office to meet the team, Cotten said.
“He was really good about coming in and saying, ‘hi,’” she said.
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