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Posted on: April 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City of Rifle Welcomes New Board Members

The City Welcomes 6 New Board Members among 3 of its boards

The City of Rifle would like to welcome new members to board positions on the Senior Center Advisory Board, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

The Rifle Senior Advisory Board has three new members.

Lois Scripter is serving her second term.  Lois is a very active community member who delivers Meals on Wheels for Grand River Health, volunteers at the Rifle Heritage Center and helps out at the Senior Center. She has lived in Rifle for many years and enjoys being involved in events and activities.  

Diana Taylor was appointed for her first term. Diana and her husband live in Rifle and are very involved with their church.  Diana also enjoys reading, exercising, Colorado sightseeing and staying fit with exercise and healthy eating.  She is an advocate for fun activities which encourage engagement.  

Betty Clifford has served on the Board numerous times and was re-appointed this year.  Betty is also very active in the community volunteering at the Rifle Heritage Center and at the Senior Center.  Betty participates in most programs offered at the Senior Center.  She has previously served on Rifle City Council, is retired from the United States Navy and wrote “Rifle Vignettes”.  

The Rifle Senior Advisory Board is composed of seven members and two alternates appointed for three year terms by City Council.  Their duties include recommendations regarding the Senior Center and promotion of senior programs. 

Brian Dow is the newest member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Dow is a United States Army Veteran, financial advisor, active Rotary Club member and volunteer.

The Planning Commission plays an important role in major development projects in the City by reviewing Conditional Use Permits, subdivisions, rezoning applications, site plans and text amendments to the Rifle Municipal Code. In addition to reviewing development applications, the Planning Commission has significant input on the City’s Comprehensive Plan and works as an advisory body to City Council on a variety of policy issues. Member terms are four years.

Brian Dow is also one of the newest additions to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB). He is joined by Ken Blatter who is a United States Army veteran and Garfield County Sheriff’s Deputy. Ken has lived in Rifle since he was 12 years old and once worked for the Parks Department.

PRAB acts in an advisory capacity to City Council on all matters pertaining to parks and recreation. It was formed in 2005 in conjunction with the passage of the Penny Sales Tax. Members serve three year terms.

The City of Rifle would like to extend gratitude for everyone who volunteers to serve on these boards. For more information on Rifle boards and openings, please go to Currently, the Greater Rifle Improvement Team (GRIT) is seeking one more member and PRAB has an opening for an alternate board member.

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