Community Development

Community Development

The Community Development Department intends to enhance the coordination and integration of Cañon City's forward looking efforts related to growth and development, focusing on building construction, inspections, permits, building guides, accessibility requirements, land use, the subdivision of land, planning, code enforcement and property maintenance, downtown revitalization, and economic development.

Our mission is to help improve the quality of life in our community, facilitate investment and economic development and improvements beneficial to the community in a way that meets or exceeds the expectations of our citizens.

The 2017-2020 Strategic Plan strives to provide the strategic priorities and key intended outcomes the City organization will focus on over the next three years to guide the community towards its vision. The Strategic Plan is organized into six priority areas.
• Economic Development
• Public Safety
• Infrastructure
• Attractive Built Environment
• Community Investment Opportunities
• Public Trust, Transparency, Accountability

The Community Development Department is integrally involved with many of these strategic priorities.

Community Plans are available by clicking HERE.

Contact Us:

Deana Swetlik, AICP 
Community Development Director 
City Hall 
128 Main Street 
Cañon City, CO 81212 

Kathy Ulsh 
Building Official  
Phone: 719-276-5253 

Building Inspector  
Phone: 719-276-5297  

Terri Bernath 
City Planner 
Phone: 719-276-5294 


Brady Emmerson 
Joelene Inman 
Code Enforcement Officers 
          Phone: 719-269-9011