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 the City’s northwest district for the past thirty-eight years.  He has been elected five times to represent the citizens in northwest Fort Collins, most recently in 2011.

Gerry has provided pragmatic balanced leadership in protecting neighborhoods as well as open, responsive, accountable, and fiscally responsible government.  Gerry has worked for affordable housing, as demonstrated by his support for senior low income housing (Legacy Senior Project) and permanent supportive housing (Redtail Ponds).  He is proposing a housing affordability capital fund be established and funded, and works for livable neighborhoods, as shown by his continuous engagement with citizens to improve their neighborhoods.gerryatdesk

Previously Gerry was instrumental in the establishment of the Natural Areas Program and the expansion of trails and open spaces.  Most recently Gerry was a member of the committee that worked tirelessly for the successful passage of the County Open Space Program Tax Extension.

Gerry has focused on finding regional sustainable solutions to Northern Colorado issues through his work on the Larimer County Open Lands Advisory Board, Poudre Fire Authority,  Platte River Power Authority, North Front Range Regional Transportation and Air Quality Metropolitan Planning Organization, Denver Regional Air Quality Committee, I-25 Coalition, and the NOCO Highway 287 Corridor Coalition.gerryconnie2011-crop

Gerry brings over 30 years of business experience building successful enterprises.  Currently, Gerry serves as consultant and senior advisor to science and technology companies to grow their businesses.

Gerry has degrees in Geography from Towson State University, Master’s in Resource Economics from Johns Hopkin, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University. He and his wife have five grown children and five grandchildren.  Gerry enjoys riding his bike along the Fort Collins trail system- especially the Poudre Trail,  and volunteering at his church’s food bank.

Gerry plans to keep Fort Collins and Northern Colorado a place where folks want to live, work, recreate and raise their children and grandchildren.