Jonathan Godes

Regional Grants Navigator

Jonathan has lived and worked in the mountain communities of the Western Slope building relationships, fostering collaborations, and working in, and with, local governments and the nonprofit community for the last 20 years. He founded the Boys & Girls Club of Craig and served as its Executive Director before moving to Glenwood Springs to work for the City of Aspen. There, he started and directed the nonprofit Early Childhood Network for seven years prior to his most recent work in private business finance. Elected to the Glenwood Springs City Council in 2017 he has served a four year term as the mayor since 2019.  His term on Council ends in 2025.

Jonathan is a strong believer in regionalism and is a long-serving board member of the largest rural transit system in the country (Roaring Fork Transportation Authority).  He also serves as the current board president of CAST (Colorado Association of Ski Towns).   He is a federal appointee to the Small Community Advisory Subcommittee of the EPA and has testified many times at the state legislature on issues impacting mountain communities. His recent areas of work have been in housing affordability, infrastructure resiliency, and ensuring that rural communities are not overlooked. His consensus-building approach will be a strong asset for this position and our member communities.

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