Southwest Region

Damage Prevention Liaison Bios and Territories

April Prout-Ralph

Southwest Colorado

(719) 221-2391

April is a seasoned marketing vet and all around people-person. Throughout her career she has worn numerous hats, from customer service and upper management in the airlines industry to most recently the Marketing Director for the Chaffee County Visitor’s Bureau. During her time with Chaffee County, she had the opportunity to work with local and national journalists as well as the community to showcase what the area had to offer for tourists looking for a relaxing mountain getaway. Some of April’s past projects included the City of Salida’s Creative District Designation, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, and assisting Senator Udall’s staff on the designation of Brown’s Canyon National Monument.

April has a fervent love for Colorado mountain towns, having lived in Crested Butte, Gunnison, Salida and now Durango for most of her adult life. She is an avid skier and cyclist; April and her husband have participated in Ride the Rockies for the past seven years.


Counties: Alamos, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Delta, Dolores, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Rio Grande, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel,

Liaisons provide community support to Colorado 811 damage prevention stakeholders. They give safety presentations (Safe Digging Practices, Understanding the Law, Best Practices and more), Web Ticket Entry classes, speak at Toolbox Talks, and they attend community events to raise awareness of 811 and safe digging. Contact your local Damage Prevention Liaison if you are in need of any of these free services.