ScSEED names new development director


SAGUACHE — Saguache County Sustainable Environment and Economic Development is pleased to announce the appointment of its new development director, Roland Gyallay-Pap, effective April 1. Roland moved to Crestone seven months ago, having visited the Valley on several occasions to visit his father, who is a long-time Crestone resident.

Roland holds a master’s degree in Applied Environmental Economics from Imperial College, London. He is also a trained management accountant and for the past years has been working for a charitable grant-giving foundation in the UK.

“I look forward to working with local officials, businesses and communities in preserving this wonderful area and enhancing opportunities for all,” he said.

Roland replaces Tess Beneduce who served as ScSEED’s VISTA and then development director for several years. The Board of Directors of ScSEED would like to extend their appreciation for Tess’s dedication and service.

ScSEED Board Chair Liza Marron expressed her excitement for ScSEED’s new development director: “Roland brings a strong skill set in non-profit and business finance and will be an asset to our organization and the existing and aspiring businesses and community development enterprises of Saguache County.”

ScSEED’s mission is to work together as a community to develop a sustainable economy that builds on existing strengths, contribute to a strong integrated community, and protects the environment, rural lifestyle, and character of Saguache County. ScSEED will hold its next meeting, open to the public, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23 at the Mirage in Moffat.

For more information please email Roland at [email protected]

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