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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.


Kevin Grantham

Colorado State Senator, District #2

 Kevin grew up in a rural southeastern Colorado farming community in Crowley County. In 1996, several years after Kevin graduated from college, he and his family came back to Ordway, Colorado where he began working in real estate sales and appraising. He moved to Cañon City in 1998 and...


Herbert C. (Lee) Phillips

Attorney, Hayes, Phillips, Hoffman & Carberry, P.C.

 Lee Phillips is a graduate of the University of Colorado (B.S. in Political Science, 1975) and the University of Denver (J.D. 1978). In 1985, he founded the law firm Hayes, Phillips, Hoffmann & Carberry, which specializes in local government law. He built his home outside of Alma in 1995...


Jim Little

Owner and Publisher, Wet Mountain Tribune

Jim Little is the owner and publisher of the Wet Mountain Tribune, a weekly newspaper serving Custer County. An active member of the community, Jim is a founding member and current president of the Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation, past president of the West Custer County Library District...


Judy Lohnes

Executive Director, Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments

Judy Lohnes is the executive director of the Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments in Cañon City. During her 36-year tenure, including 22 years as executive director, Judy has led numerous collaborative efforts in human services throughout Fremont, Chaffee, Lake, and Custer Counties. She...


Sheri Trahern

Chief Administrative Officer, St. Thomas More Hospital

Sheri Trahern is the Chief Executive Officer at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City.  St. Thomas More is part of Centura Health, the region’s leading health care network. Sheri has a tremendous amount of health care experience in both finance and administration.  Her education includes...

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