About BCDF

Bent County Development Foundation

332 Ambassador Thompson Blvd

Las Animas, Colorado

(719) 456-0452

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Bent County Development Foundation

The Bent County Development Foundation (BCDF), was founded in 1989 to “promote the general economic activity of our local community; and to improve the standard of living for its existing and future residents.” The BCDF is a resource for business retention, expansion and recruitment in Bent County. The BCDF has access to resources for industry and infrastructure development as it relates to job development from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, and the federal Economic Development Agency. The BCDF may also assist businesses in obtaining financing and business development assistance from the Small Business Administration and the Colorado Enterprise Zone programs.






Executive Director:  Sammie George



Board of Directors:

Chairman: Bryan Simmons – First National Bank of Las Animas

Vice Chairman:  Kim MacDonnell – Bent County Commissioner

Secretary/Treasurer:  Victoria Valdez – Valley-Wide Health Systems

Teresa Garcia: Bent County Chamber of Commerce

Elsie Goines: Superintendent, Las Animas School District RE-1

Dale Leighty:  First National Bank of Las Animas

Kep Proctor:  Mountain Prairie/ Hormel Foods

Sonny Smith:  City Council

Sam Vigil:  Vigil Law Office, LLC

Tom Wallace: Bent County Commissioner

John Thomas:  First Insurance Services, Inc.