Community Development

Community development group

Our Team

(from left to right)
Community Development consists of Community Initiatives (Diedra Silbert), Building (Mike Gill), and Planning (vacant position).

Community Initiatives

The Community Initiatives Facilitator plans, organizes and directs various initiatives and projects that bring the community together and nurture the local economy, such as the Ridgway Creative District, Main Street, and Space to Create Ridgway.

Join the Community Initiatives Volunteer Team:  Ridgway Creative Main Street Volunteer Application* and Information for Creative Main Street Volunteers

*Instructions for Completing Application:  Please add your responses to the fillable application.  (The form will not send or save your responses automatically.)  Save your completed application to your device.  Then, email it to Diedra Silbert,, or print it and drop it off at Ridgway Town Hall, Attention: Preston Neill, by 5:00PM, Thursday, April 29, 2021.


The Building Official is responsible for building permit processing, the issuance and review of applications, inspections of projects to ensure safety, and enforcement of the Building Code and Ridgway Municipal Code.

The Planner develops strategic land use planning in accordance with the Town’s Master Plan, Municipal Code, and land use decisions through the Planning Commission, informs Town land use policies, and works with the Building Department to process permits for new development.

How to Contact Staff

Diedra Silbert Community Initiatives Facilitator 970-626-5308 x. 215
Mike Gill Building Inspector 970-626-5308 x. 216
(vacant) Planner 970-626-5308 x. 212