Jon Stavney has served as the Executive Director for NWCCOG since November 1 of 2016. He lives in Eagle with his wife and teenage daughter in a home they designed and built themselves in 2001. Since moving to Eagle in 1996, Jon has found many ways to serve the community, starting in 1998 with 10 years on the Eagle Town Board, including 4 years as Mayor in which he spearheaded a streetscape project on Broadway and an overhaul of Town Park. Eagle grew 15% per year or more for each of the 10 years, which provided Jon with tremendous experience in land use, land planning and development negotiation. During that time, his day job was as a Project Manager for a custom home builder in Vail.
In 2008, he ran for Eagle County Commissioner, a role he served in until July of 2013. During his time as Commissioner, Jon enjoyed the regional aspect of the role, and specifically working on the Eagle Valley Land Exchange between the USFS, State Land Board and 4 local jurisdictions. He served on Colorado Counties Incorporated esteemed Public Lands Committee. He also was an advocate for rivers, driving Eagle County Open Space to invest in river access and land preservation along the Colorado River Corridor. He served on the Colorado River Conservation District board for nine years and served as both Vice President and President of the District. Jon served on the local board of Habitat for Humanity while he was Commissioner. In 2013, he resigned as commissioner to become the Town Manager of Eagle which he did until December of 2015. Jon’s various roles and experiences as an elected official and as a public manager offer him a unique perspective in his regional role with NWCCOG. Jon is originally from Portland, Oregon.