Pitkin County Open Space and Trails hires Matthew Adeletti
Matthew Adeletti, senior paralegal specialist with Boulder County Parks and Open Space, will join the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails staff as its acquisition manager.
Adeletti, who has worked with the Boulder County department for the past 12 years, will step into his new role with Pitkin County on Nov. 4, filling a post that has been vacant since early February, according to a statement issued Tuesday by Pitkin County Open and Space and Trails.
He brings experience in varied aspects of real estate transactions; his work in Boulder County has involved title commitments, appraisals, environmental assessment reports, land surveys, purchase agreements, contracts, conservation easements and closing documents, among other details.
“Matt has a deep understanding of all the aspects of our sometimes complicated transactions,” said Dale Will, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails director. “At Boulder County, he has completed 80-some acquisitions involving everything from agricultural properties and native grasslands to forest lands and mining claims.”
Adeletti also has helped Boulder County manage its oil and gas activity — experience Will said he is glad to incorporate into Pitkin County’s open space staff. Boulder County has about 240 oil and gas wells on open space properties, including land the county owns outright and parcels that are subject to conservation easements.
“We don’t have oil and gas activity on Pitkin County open space or within our conservation easements. In our continuing efforts to prevent that from happening, Matt’s expertise with that industry could serve us well in the future,” Will said.
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