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Christina Rinderle, Mayor/City Councilor
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Phone: (970) 946-2279 
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After receiving a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Purdue University, Christina Rinderle joined a network of talented researchers, biologists, and designers and helped to create the first native plants nursery and nature preserve for the Colorado River Indian Tribes in southern Arizona, which now serves as the model for wetland, riparian and upland restoration on the lower Colorado River and the entire southwestern region. In 1999, Christina moved to Durango to work as botanist and researcher for Ecosystem Management International. Then, during her time working as an office manager in a renovated building downtown, Christina discovered her passion for in-fill, green building practices and reuse of centrally located space. 

Christina managed office building renovations and live/work project development along Main Avenue in the heart of downtown at Crossroads Durango, and currently is a broker and co-owner of Durango Land and Homes, a local independent real estate company.  She is passionate about connecting people in the community with their perfect home or office. Her involvement in the community includes graduating from 2003-2004 Leadership La Plata class, facilitating local and national team building and leadership programs, and volunteering for non-profits such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Women’s Resource Center. Christina was also selected as one of the 2009 Center for Progressive Leadership Fellows, a non-partisan, statewide leadership development program. She currently serves on the executive board of the La Plata County Economic Alliance and represents Durango on the statewide level in her second term as an executive board member of the Colorado Municipal League, serving as President of the Board 2015-2016. 

Christina loves hiking, biking, and running throughout the area, sharing great local food with friends, and camping with her dog Baxter.