SWCD Welcomes New Office Manager

Welcome to Laura Spann, the new office manager for the Southwestern Water Conservation District. Laura first learned about the importance of water while growing up on her family’s cattle ranch in Gunnison, Colorado. She received a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Claremont McKenna College in Southern California. After working in policy and public relations in Washington, D.C., she moved to Arequipa, Peru. There she traveled and taught English courses for three and a half years. While she misses the Incan ruins and exotic fruits and vegetables, Laura is happy to be back in Colorado learning about the pressing resource issues that her home state faces. She and her husband Sergio live in downtown Durango and enjoy exploring the San Juan Mountains.