Executive Director De Cambra Announces the New Division of Local Government Director

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Media Contact: Chynna Cowart | chynna.cowart@state.co.us 

Today, Executive Director Maria De Cambra announced an update to her leadership team.

Today,  Director De Cambra is pleased to appoint Eric Bergman to serve as the Director of the Division of Local Government.

“I am thrilled to welcome Eric back to DOLA as the new Director of the Division of Local Government. Drawing from over 25 years of experience working with local government, Eric has been a driving force in shaping meaningful change across our state. His genuine passion for local governance, nurtured by the legacy of his late grandfather, a former county commissioner, is deeply ingrained in his approach to community impact,” said Director De Cambra, “His infectious positivity leaves a lasting impression on everyone that he meets, and I look forward to the innovative leadership that he will bring to our division.”

For the past 14 years, Eric has served as Policy Director for Colorado Counties, Inc. In 2019, he was named a Top Influencer by Colorado Politics.

“I’m deeply honored to rejoin the team at DOLA and have the opportunity to partner with local governments as they work on some of the most pressing issues facing our state today. Challenges like establishing more affordable and attainable housing stock, expanding broadband service, increasing transit and mobility options and creating vibrant, resilient communities requires expanded resource availability and collaboration between jurisdictions and agencies. DOLA is uniquely positioned to help and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work.”

Prior to serving as the Policy Director for Colorado Counties, Inc, Eric was the Director of the Office of Smart Growth and a Grant Program Manager at the Department of Local Affairs for seven years. Eric has spent over 25 years working with local governments across Colorado. Eric has served on various community boards, including the Governor’s Amendment 64 Task Force, the Advisory Committee to the Colorado Brownfields Foundation, the Education Committee for the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association, the Land Use Working Group of the Western Governors’ Association Wildlife Corridors Initiative, the Steering Committee for Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan and the Advisory Committee for Colorado Kids Outdoors. ​​

Eric will officially begin at DOLA on May 20, 2024.

Headshot of incoming Director Eric Bergman



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