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CLoGRT Board Bios


Donna Alengi  

Donna Alengi is the Deputy Executive Director of the Special District Association of Colorado. She has held this position for fourteen years. Ms. Alengi oversees membership benefits, association communications, events, and training for SDA.
Ms. Alengi has spent her entire professional career in association management including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Special District Association of Colorado.

 

Rachel Allen Rachel Allen joined the Colorado Municipal League in 2005 as a Legal Research Associate and has been a Staff Attorney since August 2006.  She received her B.A. in political science from Mercer University and her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.   Rachel is admitted to practice in both Colorado and Tennessee.  Her work at the League consists of filing amicus curiae briefs when cities and towns have litigation on appeal, writing and updating publications and articles for CML periodicals, providing research and analysis for CML’s advocacy program, and responding to inquiries from elected officials and staff on a variety of topics such as personnel, elections, governmental immunity, and medical marijuana.  Rachel is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, William E. Doyle Inn of Court, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Denver.





Bruce Eisenhauer Bruce A. Eisenhauer was appointed to serve as Deputy Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) in October 2007.  Besides his responsibilities of Deputy Executive Deputy Director at DOLA, Eisenhauer is the Legislative Liaison (lobbyist), and Chief of Operations where he oversees the internal service operations of the Department.

Prior to working for the State, Eisenhauer worked primarily in local government throughout his professional career.  He served as Interim City Manager for Laramie, WY, City Manager for Evans, CO, City Administrator for Waconia, MN and Community Development Director for St. Peter, MN.



 

Gay Page Gay Page has served as Executive Director of the Colorado Federal Executive Board (CFEB) since January of 2009.  She is responsible for formulating and planning the programs and services offered by the CFEB, developing and maintaining open lines of communication from the White House and agency headquarter offices in Washington D.C. to and among the Agency Directors throughout Colorado, and coordinating the activities of the CFEB Executive Committee.  Gay directs the Councils and initiatives within the three CFEB business lines, which are Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, and Intergovernmental Collaboration and Community Outreach, and she previously served as chair of the National FEB Council for Intergovernmental Collaboration.

Jacque Wedding-Scott  

Jacque Wedding-Scott is a proactive communicator and a problem solver with broad and extensive experience working with the “big picture” perspective of municipal government operations and functions. Externally, her passion has been cultivating regional partnerships and creating the building blocks for collaboration in service provision. 

Most recently, Jacque was the City Manager for the City of Centennial, CO (100,377 pop), the 10th largest city in the state of Colorado, and one of the newest cities in the State.  Centennial is a relatively unique environment with over 80% of its services provided through private and/or public contractors.

Gary L. Sears  

Gary L. Sears is City Manager of Englewood, Colorado.  He has been in public management and member of the International City County Management Association for over 40 years. He is past president of the Colorado City County Management Association and the Colorado Municipal League.  He received the Leo G. Reithmeyer award from the University of Colorado in 2002 as the “Public Administrator of the Year “and is an Instructor with the University of Colorado School of Public Affair’s Certified Public Manager (CPM) program,” and is an Adjunct Professor with the University of Colorado’s Graduate School of Political Science.

John Taylor  

John “Chip” Taylor serves as the Executive Director for Colorado Counties, Incorporated, in Denver. During his tenure with CCI, he has served as Director of Legislative Affairs and has also had primary responsibility for county issues relating to public finance and tax policy; transportation and telecommunications; local government structure and operations; and land use. Prior to beginning work for CCI, Mr. Taylor served as an attorney for the Office of Legislative Legal Services, providing bill drafting and other legal services to the General Assembly. He also served as the Ouray County administrator in 1998 and 1999. Mr. Taylor received both his bachelor’s degree and his law degree from Pepperdine University and practiced civil litigation in Southern California before moving to Colorado in 1992.

 Ann Terry  

Ann Terry Ms. Terry, is a practicing attorney, she is the Executive Director for the Special District Association of Colorado, a membership organization with over 1300 members. She has extensive lobbying experience along with 22 years of law practice.  Ms. Terry has been an adjunct professor for The University of Denver Law School, Buena Vista University, several community colleges in Iowa and taught at the University of Iowa law School

Under her direction, SDA does lobbying, membership training and policy development for special districts. There are over 2,500 special districts in Colorado, which provide government services on the local level in the areas of water and sanitation, fire/rescue and ambulance, parks and recreation, libraries and hospitals, water conservancy, weed control and metropolitan services.

 

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