Resource Center announces hire
Christy Schaerer has been hired as the new programs coordinator for the Womens Resource Center.
Schaerer will be responsible for coordinating all resource and referral services for clients, the annual Girls to Women, Women to Girls Conference, the volunteer program, and business services, including the centers Microloan Program for women-owned businesses.
Schaerer served for six years as executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado, where she gained knowledge about the nonprofit and human-services communities in the region. Schaerer also worked for Coldwell Banker real estate professional Marcy Pryor on marketing and advertising campaigns; as office manager for Tosch & Associates, a local public relations firm; and as service representative, supervisor and station manager for America West Airlines.
Schaerer has served on the board of directors for Volunteers of America and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado and donates time to a number of charitable organizations. She currently is a member of the Civitan Club.
Schaerer has a bachelors degree in parks and recreation from Western Washington University, Bellingham. She and her husband, Gerry, moved to Durango in 1984.
Bank of the San Juans announces promotion
Bank of the San Juans has named Brittany Vogenthaler as vice president-compliance officer and training director, a new position that incorporates regulatory compliance with training for all bank employees, managers and directors.
Vogenthaler is a certified community bank compliance officer and certified anti-money laundering specialist.
She has served as a senior compliance consultant for financial institutions in Oregon and California. She has expertise in bank training, regulatory exams and audits, and the ever-growing number of policies, procedures and federal and state requirements governing community banking.
She is the former compliance manager at First National Bank of Durango and graduated from Fort Lewis College with a bachelors degree in biology.
Before working in banking, Vogenthaler worked as a paralegal in Durango for many years and as a Congressional legislative assistant in Washington, D.C.
For more information, call 426-7145.
Assessor announces appraisal standards
The La Plata County Assessors office has complied with all procedural and appraisal measures in 2010 as determined by an independent private auditor, Wildrose Appraisal Inc.
The appraisal standards require that for 2010, all properties be appraised on the 2008 level of value and that the values must statistically be within 5 percent of the mass appraisal market value based on 2007 and 2008 qualified/verified sales and commercial activities.
For more information, call 382-6221.