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County leads effort to assess resource use

Lauren Blair

Moffat County Commissioners are helping to organize what they're calling "one of the most important meetings of the year."

On Tuesday, commissioners are inviting the public to a Community Resource Meeting to discuss how resources in the region can be used for maximum impact.

"It's about mining for dollars and finding where there's duplication," said Commissioner Frank Moe. "It's on a scale that's unprecedented."

The meeting is being led by Chris Fabian, co-founder of the Center for Priority Based Budgeting and Resource Exploration.

Moe explained that while Fabian and his company typically apply their process to single entities like local governments, including Moffat County, this will be the first time they apply their methods on a community-wide scale. The county will look for opportunities to partner, combine forces or even consolidate services to better prioritize all of Moffat County's resources, according to a press release.

"When you look at the challenges that are out there with the city, county, school district and various entities, there are limited resources so what can we do to combine services, resources and dollars so they can be put to better use?" Moe said.

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Joining Fabian will be Colorado Department of Local Affairs representative Clay Brown and Englewood City Manager Eric Keck, who has significant experience implementing Priority Based Budgeting.

The meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Invitees include members of the public, civic and nonprofit groups, college, school district and hospital representatives and elected officials.

A working lunch will be served and RSVPs are requested to Erin Miller at 970-824-5517 or emiller@moffatcounty.net.