About

CURRENT CIVIC INVOLVEMENT

Boards and Commissions

Other Committees/Boards/Authorities Assignments

  • Platte River Power Authority
  • Poudre Fire Authority Board of Directors
  • Regional Air Quality Council
  • Larimer County Open Lands Advisory Council
  • North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Council
  • Forfeited Property Disposition Committee
  • Futures Committee  http://www.fcgov.com/council/futures.php

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BIOGRAPHY

Gerry has resided in northwest Fort Collins since moving here forty years ago. Gerry has a long history of public service. He is a candidate running for Mayor of Fort Collins in the April 2021 municipal election. Gerry recently served on the Fort Collins City Council representing the citizens of District 6 from April 2011 to April 2019. In 2013, 2015 and 2017, Gerry was elected Mayor Pro Tem. Previously, he served on city council from 1981-1994 and was Mayor (1984-1985), Assistant Mayor (1983-1984), and Mayor Pro Tem (1993-1994). 

gerryatdeskGerry has provided leadership in an open, responsive, accountable, and fiscally responsible government. He was instrumental in changing the City’s position from opposition to support for the Wild and Scenic Designation of the Cache La Poudre River, as well as the establishment of the Natural Areas Program and the expansion of trails and open spaces.

He is a founding steering committee member for WaterNow, as well as a steering committee member for NOCO Housing. Gerry is also the President of the Boxelder Basin Regional Stormwater Authority. In 2019, Governor Jared Polis appointed Gerry to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Small Business Advisory Committee, where he serves as Chair. In April 2019, Gerry completed his appointment as Vice Chair on the National League of Cities Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) Advocacy Committee and as a member of the University Communities Council. During his previous tenure on council, he also served on the NLC EENR Steering and Policy Committees.  He also represented the City Council on the Larimer County Open Lands Board, Platte River Power Authority, Poudre Fire Authority, North Front Range Transportation and Air Quality Planning Organization (Chair for two terms), and I-25 Coalition. In 2014, Governor John Hickenlooper appointed Gerry to the Regional Air Quality Commission and reappointed him to a second term in 2016.

Gerry brings 40 years of business experience building successful enterprises. Most recently, he has provided business development and management services to science and technology companies.

gerryconnie2011-cropGerry has degrees in economics and geography (BS Towson State University), resource economics (MA Johns Hopkins University), and a Ph.D. in wildlife biology from Colorado State University.  

He and his wife, Connie, have five grown children and seven grandchildren. They enjoy seeing their grandchildren and taking trips to Western national parks. Gerry enjoys riding his bike on the Fort Collins trail system, especially along the Poudre Trail.