Counties: Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Pitkin, Summit
Cities: Aspen, Frisco, Idaho Springs, Leadville, Vail
At the start of 2013, The High Country Regional Council partnered with El Pomar’s Youth Development Project to identify the regional assets and needs within its five-county area. From the information presented to the High Country Regional Council in March 2013, the Council was in favor of supporting Lake County and the community of Leadville. Based on a 2010 risk assessment and information gathered from the Colorado Department of Education, Lake County falls behind its regional peers in terms of positive youth outcomes for kids, CSAP and graduation scores as well as the prevalence of alcohol and substance abuse. A community-wide collaborative spearheaded by Lake County Build a Generation is dedicated to building a healthier community for Lake County youth and families. The organization recently wrapped up a two-year process of developing priority goals for their Leadville-Lake County Youth Master Plan.
Dave Palenchar is El Pomar’s trustee focusing on special projects. He retired as Chief Operating Officer at El Pomar in 2013. Dave formerly served as a pilot in the Air Force and a political science and international relations faculty member at the Air Force Academy. Dave is president and CEO of the Broadmoor World Arena and the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts. Dave serves as chairman of the board for the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, president of the Air Force Academy Foundation, and is on the boards of Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame.
Trustee, El Pomar Foundation
Mike Bordogna lives in Leadville, Colorado, and is finishing his second term as a Lake County Commissioner after working for many years as a high school and middle school teacher. He serves on several volunteer boards and has focused on bringing public transportation, solar power, recreation facilities, and water rights to Lake County. Mike received a degree in Business and Japanese from the College of Charleston and a master’s degree of arts in multicultural education from Eastern University.
County Commissioner, Lake County
Kristi is a real estate and business lawyer with her own practice in Avon, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in business and the University of California Berkeley with a J.D. in 1988. Kristi has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Vail Mountain School since 2010. She was elected to the Avon Town Council in 2004 and 2008, and served as Mayor Pro-Tem of Avon from 2010 to 2012. Kristi has previously served on the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority and Bravo! Vail. Kristi also served as Chairman of the Board of the Early Childhood Learning Center and as President of the Pitkin County Bar Association.
Attorney, Kristi Ferraro, LLC
Dr. Millie Hamner is currently the state representative for House District 61 representing Eagle, Lake, and Summit Counties. Prior to being elected to the state legislature, Millie enjoyed a 35-year career as a public school educator serving in the capacities of elementary and middle school teacher, school and district leadership, and most recently, Superintendent of Schools in Summit County. Millie has lived and worked in Colorado since 1978 and earned her doctorate in education leadership from the University of Denver in 1996.
The Honorable Millie Hamner
Colorado State Representative, District #61
Jim Morgan is the general manager of Resort Operations for Swift Communications in Colorado, Nevada, and California. Jim is the past president of United Way in Minnesota and Alabama. He won the Associated Press’ Hal Boyle Award for column writing. Jim received a bachelor of arts in communication and political science from James Madison University. He attended graduate school at the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom. In 2015 he was named Colorado Newspaper Person of the Year.
General Manager, Colorado Mountain News Media
As President and CEO, Christine is responsible for the overall management and policy work of The Keystone Center. Christine is a well-respected leader in education policy and a seasoned facilitator with a vast amount of public policy experience, both statewide and nationally. As a state representative from 2008-2012, Christine carried the Governor’s landmark education reform bill, SB-191, which ushered in a complete redesign and realignment to Colorado’s education system.
President and CEO, The Keystone Center
Tamara Tormohlen has served as Executive Director of Aspen Community Foundation since 2005 having joined the organization in 2001. Aspen Community Foundation is in its 36th year of building philanthropy and supporting nonprofits in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys, an 80-mile corridor connected by 12 communities from Aspen to Parachute, Colorado. Tamara is responsible for the recent launch of the Cradle to Career Initiative. She lives in Carbondale and serves on the board of Theatre Aspen.
Executive Director, Aspen Community Foundation
Senior Staff, High Country Regional Council
719-577-5750 firstname.lastname@example.org Lori Bellingham
Director of Communications and Deputy Director of Regional Partnerships, El Pomar Foundation
Ann Fenley joined El Pomar Foundation as a member of the 2015 Fellowship class. As a second year Fellow, Ann works on the Fellowship Recruitment team, with the Air Force Academy Foundation, the Ackerman and Hambrick funds, and New Fellow Orientation, as well as working in the Southeast and High Country regions.
719-577-7057 email@example.com Ann Fenley
Program Associate, El Pomar Foundation
Program Associate, El Pomar Foundation