Paonia Town Administrator

Ken Knight
Paonia Town Administrator
Telephone: 970.527.4101

Paonia, Colorado is a progressive, growing community located in the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains. Recognized nationally as a “farm to table” community, we are also known for our friendliness and the incredible orchards, vineyards, brewery, and numerous other agricultural entities as well as mining that drive our local economy.

We invite you to experience Paonia and enjoy the varied activities and amenities available in the community. The cultural, visual and performing arts activities in Paonia will provide entertainment and excitement for all ages.

If you are looking for a place to call home, a place to retire or a location for your new or expanding business, Paonia is waiting for you. Come grow with us as a community and see for yourself why Paonia is a fabulous place to call home!

Message from Ken to the Community:

I’m enthused to have been entrusted by the Board of Trustees to serve as the Town Administrator.  I have worked in a variety of communities around the country but upon visiting Paonia for the first time I knew this is where I wanted to come to live, work, and play.  As you can see from the picture to the left; I have been a member of an award winning cook team.  I specialize in Texas Chili and a 5-5-5 salsa (not for the light of heart – I make it HOT).  I do hope the sports fans of the community will forgive me for not giving up my boyhood fandom.  Being from Maine I have rooted for the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, and – yes – the Patriots all my life and don’t plan on giving up on any of them any time soon.  I fully plan on making Paonia my home so if you see me around town; just say hi.


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