Town of Snowmass Village hires new housing director

Staff report
Betsy Crum

The Town of Snowmass Village announced Tuesday the hire of Betsy Crum as the town’s new housing director.

Crum joins the town from Hartford, Connecticut, where she works as the executive director of the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development.

She will assume the role following the death of former housing director Joe Coffey, who led the town’s housing department for nearly 40 years.

Crum has worked in housing and community development for more than 35 years and assumed leadership roles with housing coalitions and nonprofits.

A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Urban Studies, Crum is skilled in housing development, financial packaging and management and strategic planning, according to a statement from the town of Snowmass Village. She also continued her education at MIT and at the University of St. Thomas.

“We had a lot of great candidates for this position but Betsy truly stood out due to her leadership and experience,” Snowmass Town Manager Clint Kinney said in a statement. “She brings a solid background with a great vision to continue to move us forward, and she will be a great fit with our team.”

She said she is excited to move to Colorado, where two of her children currently live.

“I’m so impressed with Snowmass Village and its approach to supporting its workforce housing needs,” Crum said. “I am really looking forward to working for the housing department, the town and all of the residents of Snowmass Village.”

Crum is expected to begin working for the town of Snowmass Village in April.