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Proven Leadership

for Healthy Communities

and a Strong Economy 

  • Good jobs and a thriving, diverse local economy

  • Affordable Housing

  • Vital County Services

  • Public Health and Safety 

  • Clean Energy 

  • Smart Growth  

Marsha Porter-Norton, Democrat for La Plata County Commissioner, 2020 

Together, we can unite to solve problems and find common ground to help the most people. County Government plays a critical role in creating healthier communities and a strong economy. I am a 4th generation southwest Coloradan and grew up on a ranch in Lewis, north of Cortez. While my roots go deep in this region, your future is my focus. I have a track record and passion for public service.  


I have the proven leadership qualities and experience to solve problems. My track record: 


* Nonprofit executive director, 6 years 

* Business owner; professional meeting facilitator/mediator, 20 years 

* Facilitator:  Hermosa Creek Workgroup, West Durango District Land Use Planning Group, Eight Corners Solutions               Committee and Durango High School Open Closed/Campus Task Force, and many other projects  

* Member, 2015 County Fiscal Needs Committee  

* Volunteer for 10 nonprofit boards and coalitions 

* Co-founder, Community Health Action Coalition and It's About Kids Advocacy Network 

* Co-Chair, La Plata Yes on C&D Campaign 

* Member: 2016 County Road and Bridge Campaign Issue Committee 

* First coordinator for "Firewise Southwest Colorado" (now Wildfire Adapted Partnership) 

* Recognized for my leadership with awards from: Leadership La Plata -- Barbara Conrad Leadership Award;           Service to Youth Award, Boys and Girls Club of La Plata County; Partner of the Year Award, Colorado State Forest              Service. 


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Thank you to everyone who worked on my campaign. It is an honor to serve.   

New contact information:  You can reach me at: 970-382-6215 or email:  

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