Alisha Komives has been selected to serve as executive director for the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce. She is replacing Kami Collins, who left the chamber post to take a position with the Town of Cedaredge.
With several summer events on the chamber calendar, Alisha is already busy getting to know the community and interacting with chamber members. Her new job will be a challenge but the energetic mother of six grown children is looking forward to it.
Alisha and husband John moved from California to Delta eight years ago. John is a Colorado native and the couple wanted to return to his home state to raise their kids here. This year, with all their children except one daughter completing high school, Alisha was looking for new opportunities to return to the workplace.
Even as a busy wife and mother, she found time for community commitments including her work as a volunteer leader with Delta's Girl Scout Troop 15055, a role which she will continue. The family will live in Delta for the time being but eventually they hope to relocate to the Surface Creek area. In the meantime, she'll commute as she focuses on chamber priorities.
One of Alisha's main goals is to keep the chamber visible and relevant to members and the community in general. Plus she's working hard to get everything ready for AppleFest, the town's gigantic multi-day celebration of food and arts which is coming up in October.
"I love my new role," she said, "I'm happy to be contributing to the community and the chance to give back is a huge part of why I took this job."