Happy Trails, Barb!


We are mixed with emotions as we say congratulations on retirement and goodbye to Barbara Koelzer, IRES’s Government Affairs Director. The Government Affairs Director is an integral part of IRES and Barbara has taken that role above and beyond by being involved with many far reaching projects and keeping us informed on government relations.

One of the first major projects Barbara worked on was defeating the building permit moratorium in Berthoud. Along the way, she helped the Chair of the Longmont Association of REALTORS® prepare to testify in a free speech trial in U.S. District Court. The last project was helping the Loveland/Berthoud Association of REALTORS® create a successful partnership with the Loveland City Council. There have been countless other large and impactful projects she has been a driving force behind; we are so grateful for all the work she has put in!

Barbara has been an outstanding and valued member of our team for the past 2 decades. We are sad to see her leave, but excited for her next journey into retirement. Retirement is not the end of a road, but the beginning of an open highway. As Barbara steps into this new chapter, she plans to spend her time traveling, riding her horse named Fancy, creating artwork, doing those long-awaited house projects, volunteering, and so much more.

We wish you all the happiness and joy retirement can bring, Barbara, farewell!

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