SdCNHA welcomes interim executive director

Julie Chacon

VALLEY — The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area welcomes interim executive director Julie Chacon. 

Chacon will provide strong leadership, communication and initiative during this time of transition following the departure of executive director Tori Martinez.

Chacon, a San Luis Valley native originally from Capulin, has five years experience as the financial officer for SdCNHA. She is a licensed life and health insurance agent with eight years experience.

Experience

Notebly, Chacon has completed six specialized contract and financial management courses from the federal government including: federal contracting, contract administration, advanced cost principals, contracting officer’s representative course, federal grants and grants and cooperative agreements for federal personnel.

She has overseen contracting for over 40 SdCNHA projects, has worked closely with national parks and has done contracted work with Northern Rio Grande National Heritage Area.

The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area is a nonprofit organization providing an integrated and cooperative approach for the protection, enhancement and interpretation of the natural, cultural, historic, scenic, linguistic and recreational resources within heritage area’s boundaries.