Community Vision

Ouray is a family-oriented city with a strong sense of community and pride in its history. It enjoys a high quality environment, natural beauty and resources, historic character, social diversity and active community involvement. Its residents want to ensure that those unique attributes not be jeopardized, and that development and growth occur in a manner that protect and preserves Ouray's assets.

Ouray's residents recognize the need for a balanced and diverse economy. They want to maintain the current qualities that make Ouray a desirable and affordable place to live, play, and raise a family, while enhancing its public facilities and services.

The citizens of Ouray wish to provide for orderly and managed growth with respect for capacity and quality of the natural environment to improve and expand community functions and services, and to protect and enhance the historic character and the quality of life in Ouray.