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Candace Payne, East Central Council of Governments

Candace Payne


East Central Council of Governments

Candace Payne, a Colorado native, works as the Executive Director for East Central Council of Governments (ECCOG) and Prairie Development Corporation located in Stratton, CO. Colorado’s Central Plains has been her home for most of her life, specifically the town of Flagler.

Payne graduated from the University of Denver and then worked in retail sales management, bank audit and compliance, and economic development for rural communities. Today, she focuses her attention on business and low to moderate income housing loans, economic development, and tourism in the four-county service area known as Colorado’s Region 5.

Payne appreciates the rural life with its innovative ideas and resilient mindsets demonstrated by the businesses and residents she serves through ECCOG.  Payne looks forward to representing the north and central plains while serving on the Economic Development Council of Colorado’s Board of Directors and the connections made during her term.