City of Fruita
The City of Fruita is a Home-Rule City with a Council-Manager form of government. The elected six City Council members and the Mayor make policy decisions and enact legislation, while the City Manager carries out the Council’s policies and administers the daily operations of City government. There are seven departments including Parks and Recreation, the Police Department, Community Development, Administration, Human Resources/IT, Public Works, and Engineering. Fruita was founded in 1884, by William E. Pabor. Located approximately 10 miles northwest of Grand Junction, the City of Fruita features some of the most varied outdoor recreation opportunities in the state of Colorado. With quick access to the Colorado National Monument, the Book Cliffs, and the Colorado River, you're sure to find something fun to do outside during your stay. If you're a resident, you probably know that in addition to all the tourism and recreational opportunities here, Fruita is a great place to live and raise a family. The small-town feel, combined with larger-town amenities, make Fruita unique.
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