The Evans Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors- is responsible for overseeing everything that happens in the chamber. They hire the executive director, establish policy, insure the sustainability and stability of the chamber, make long term plans and oversee those plans and their results and are responsible for fundraising. They attend all board meetings, special meetings and retreats and are advocates for the chamber. The Evans Area Chamber of Commerce has been fortunate to have some outstanding board members over the years. They have volunteered their talents and expertise to make the chamber what it is today, a leader in local chambers of commerce in this area.



Meet Our Evans Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors


Ron Bland

Board Member – Evans Area Chamber of Commerce Owner – Tortuga Bay
Work 3201 W. 10th St. Greeley CO 80634 Work Phone: 970-353-3337


In 1973 Ron Bland accepted a position with a global company in Fort Collins. He remained with that company for 25 years.
In that period of time Ron became interested in scuba diving, got certified and eventually became a scuba instructor. In 1987 an opportunity to buy into a small start up scuba business in Fort Collins presented itself and Ron became part owner of the business. In 1998 that business expanded to Greeley.
In 1999 Ron took over management of the Greeley business. Tortuga Bay is a full service snorkel and scuba facility. It provides training, retail equipment sales, travel and repair services. Ron has earned the highest ratings available in the scuba industry and today holds the distinguished rating of PADI Course Director, of which there are less than 1300 individuals worldwide