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Regional Council Members: Local Insight Equals Maximum Impact

When it comes to grantmaking and program development in communities throughout Colorado, El Pomar relies on its Regional Council members to make decisions that can truly offer support where it is needed most. Our Regional Council members are community leaders who are actively involved on a daily basis in the different areas where they live. They come from the business, government and nonprofit sectors and include numerous college presidents and elected officials.  Divided into 11 Regional Councils, they provide the kind of insight that allows El Pomar to distribute its resources effectively.

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Jon Becker

Colorado State Representative, District #65

Jon is a native of Morgan County where he still lives with his wife of 16 years, Christal, and their two boys Grant and JT.  Jon earned his A.S. degree from Morgan Community College and went on to receive a B.S. in Business Administration and Organizational Management from Colorado State University...

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Debbie Blackwell

Retired School District Administrator

Debi Blackwell grew up in a ranching/farming community in the Panhandle of Texas, lived in Riverton, WY for a decade, and settled in Cañon City in 1989.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Texas Tech...

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Hap Channell

Retired County Commissioner, Gunnison County

Hap Channell received his undergraduate degree at Austin College in Texas and began his teaching career in Ft Worth.  In 1976, he moved to Gunnison County with his wife Narcissa and their two daughters.  After a stint in the lumber business, Hap resumed his teaching career in 1984 as an...

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The Honorable Bill Cadman

Colorado State Senator (Senate President), District #12

Senator Bill Cadman represents Colorado State Senate District 12, which includes northeastern Colorado Springs and rural El Paso County. He is the Senate President and represents the voice of the Colorado Senate Republican Caucus in the state senate. Prior to the senate, he served seven years in the...

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Kristi Ferraro

Attorney

Kristi is a real estate and business lawyer, and has been practicing law since graduating from law school at the University of California at Berkeley in 1988.  Kristi has her own law practice in Avon, Colorado.  She founded the Avon office of Garfield & Hecht, returning to the firm six...

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