Beginning Friday, Eagle County managers, elected officials, department directors and other county staff will visit the Roaring Fork Valley at the end of each week for “Roaring Fork Fridays.” 

El Jebel and a portion of Basalt are contained within the county’s boundaries, and officials would like to invite nearby residents to meet with them, according to a news release. The events will be held at the El Jebel Community Center.

County Manager Jeff Shroll and deputy county managers Kelley Collier and Angelo Fernandez will visit on a rotating basis, and at least one elected official, department director or other staff member will participate on the final Friday of the month. The schedule through the rest of the year is as follows:

Nov. 8: Teak Simonton, treasurer and public trustee, teak.simonton@eaglecounty.us 

Nov. 15: Angelo Fernandez, deputy county manager, angelo.fernandez@eaglecounty.us 

Nov. 22: Kelley Collier, deputy county manager, kelley.collier@eaglecounty.us 

Nov. 29: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 6: Jeff Shroll, county manager, jeff.shroll@eaglecounty.us 

Dec. 13: Kelley Collier, deputy county manager, kelley.collier@eaglecounty.us    

Dec. 20: Angelo Fernandez, deputy county manager, angelo.fernandez@eaglecounty.us 

Dec. 29: Adam Palmer, sustainable communities director, adam.palmer@eaglecounty.us 

Eagle County commissioners also will join on select Fridays, in addition to their already regular attendance at meetings and events in the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding areas. To contact commissioners, email eagleadmin@eaglecounty.us.  

Visiting officials plan to dedicate time between 9 a.m. and noon for “walk-up hours” at the El Jebel Community Center. They will be available for meetings with organizations, businesses or local officials to discuss issues, concerns or suggestions related to Eagle County. They also will be available for after-hours meetings and community events, if given advance notice, the release says.

“We are very excited to be hosting regular weekly office and meeting time with our folks in the Roaring Fork Valley,” Shroll said in a prepared statement. “The goal is to have better dialogue and communication throughout the valley. We also hope this will be an opportunity to grow strong connections with our partners like Basalt, Aspen, Snowmass Village, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Pitkin and Garfield counties.”

Roaring Fork Fridays is a developing program, and Eagle County is eager to receive feedback about the visit, according to the release. The goal of the program is to foster better relationships with people invested in Eagle County’s portion of the Roaring Fork Valley. Government staff are willing to explore solutions to improve the county’s presence there and facilitate two-way communication, the release adds.

Comments or suggestions can be emailed to eagleadmin@eaglecounty.us.