Get to Know our Executive Director

As he steps into his role with the ORC, Chandler brings a passion for inclusivity, sustainable growth, and a heartfelt commitment to enhancing our community’s connection with the outdoors.

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North Fruita Desert / 18 Road Expansion

New trails are being constructed at North Fruita Desert, commonly known as 18 Road, totaling 32 miles upon completion. This development stems from an extensive planning process that commenced in 2018 when the City of Fruita received a planning grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife to assess the conditions at 18 Road and strategize for the future

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The Grand Valley Outdoor Recreation Coalition Embarks on New Chapter

Nearly a decade after the Coalition initially convened, and with outdoor industry leaders nationwide commemorating a significant achievement, the Grand Valley Outdoor Recreation Coalition (GVORC) is establishing itself as a 501c3 organization. This milestone comes with the appointment of Chandler Smith, a Colorado native and seasoned industry expert, as its Executive Director.

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