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Robert (Bobby) Anthony Lieb, Jr. - Biography

Robert (Bobby) A. Lieb, Jr. was born in Newport Beach, California. As a child, Bobby and his family lived in Switzerland for two years before the family settled in Durango in 1978 and they have been an important part of the community since.

Bobby’s family opened Durango Threadworks, Inc. in 1980, and Bobby worked there throughout the years.

Bobby began his interest in politics early, acting as Senior Class President at Durango High School in 1983-84. After graduating from Durango High in 1984, Bobby continued his education at Arizona State University, graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in International Marketing. 

Bobby met his wife Meredith at Fort Lewis College in 1987. After a few years spent on the East Coast, they returned to Durango in 1991, and Bobby worked as Vice President at Durango Threadworks until 2000. Bobby’s career has also included owning a retail clothing business, and acting as the Executive Director of La Plata Economic Development Action Partnership (LEAD) from 2000 - 2003.  In 2003, Bobby was hired as joint director for both LEAD and the Durango Chamber of Commerce as the two organizations merged operationally. In January 2007, Bobby left the Chamber/LEAD to assume the position of project manager for Durango Commercial Development, LLC for the proposed new business park located adjacent to the Durango/La Plata County Airport.  In January 2010, Bobby announced his resignation with DCD in order to run to become a La Plata County Commissioner.

Bobby and Meredith have three children: Cal 20, Meg 19, Laura 16; and he enjoys soccer, skiing, mountain biking, cooking and playing the guitar.

Bobby’s Civic Involvement has included:

Durango Foundation of Educational Excellence Board of Directors 1993-1996
Hundred Club Board of Directors, 2001 – present
La Plata Technology Camp, Founder 2001
Western Colorado Economic Alliance, Vice President, Board of Directors, 2003
Economic Developer’s Council of Colorado, Board of Directors, 2002 – 2005
City of Durango Comprehensive Plan Citizen’s Advisory Committee 2002-2007
City of Durango Downtown Vision and Strategic Plan Advisory Committee, 2005
Leadership La Plata – Class of 2003
Durango Youth Soccer Association, volunteer coach 1996 – 2011
Durango Youth Soccer Association, President, 2008 - 2010
La Plata Electric Association Board of Directors, 2009 - 2012
Small Business Development Center Advisory Board, 2002 – present
FastTrack Communications, Board of Directors, 2005 – present

Photo La Plata County scenery