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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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Gordan Thibedeau

President and CEO, United Way of Larimer County

Gordan Thibedeau is the president and CEO of the United Way of Larimer County. After serving 29 years in the military, Gordan became the executive director of Partners of Larimer County, a youth mentoring program. In 1998 he moved to his current position with the United Way. In addition to serving...

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Bob Tointon

President, Phelps-Tointon, Inc.

In addition to serving on the North Regional Council, Bob Tointon serves as chair of the Downtown Development Authority, sits on the Advisory Board for the Tointon Institute for Educational Change, and is a trustee for Longs Peak Council of the Boy Scouts. Bob has been involved in the construction...

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The Honorable Greg Brophy

Colorado State Senator, District 1

Senator Greg Brophy grew up on his family’s farm north of Wray, Colorado. He is a ranking member of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Finance Committee, and Legislative Legal Services. He is also a member of the bi-partisan Congressional Redistricting Committee...

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Rob Harding

Yuma Branch President, Bank of Colorado

Rob Harding was raised in Northeast Colorado and received his bachelor’s of science degree in agri-business from Colorado State University. He has spent his entire career in banking and has served as president of the Bank of Colorado in Yuma for the past 13 years.  Rob was a long-term board...

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Heidi Hillman

Grant Writer and Consultant

Heidi Hillman’s background contains a variety of management skills and experiences to include: program supervision, budget development, personal training, project design, monitoring and evaluating; fund development and training. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from...

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