Jeanne Mcqueeney Re-election Announcement

On January 23 between the Regional Colorado Workforce Board meeting and the Housing and Development Authority Board meeting Jeanne McQueeney announced her intention to seek re-election for Eagle County Commissioner for District 3.   “I can’t think of a more relevant place to announce my re-election than a Workforce Board meeting.  Supporting Eagle County’s workforce represents a cornerstone for my efforts as commissioner” McQueeney said.

Jeanne McQueeney began her term as Eagle County Commissioner of District 3 in January 2015.  McQueeney represents Eagle County on the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, The Regional Colorado Workforce board, the Eagle County Regional Transportation Authority, and the Golden Eagle Elderly Housing Corporation.  McQueeney also serves as the vice-chair of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and was governor-appointed to the Early Childhood Leadership Commission in 2016.

“If you’re watching the national news one may believe that your elected officials are not able to get anything done.  This is not true in Eagle County.  Over the past three years a lot has been accomplished including the development of a strategic plan with a mission of Creating a Better Eagle County for All.”  McQueeney spoke of Eagle County’s economic recovery with the 2.4 unemployment rate, over 1,200 units of workforce housing units approved throughout the county, and an increase in county revenues of 11.5% since 2015.    

In 2015 McQueeney ran for office with four key goals:  supporting working families, cherishing and protecting our natural resources, sustaining momentum for economic recovery, and valuing Eagle County’s older residents.  McQueeney states “these goals, now incorporated into Eagle County’s Strategic Plan, are being addressed through collaboration and innovation.”  

McQueeney discussed the work of the Climate Action Collaborative and Eagle County Government’s success in reducing internal emissions by over 20% since 2012, saving the County over $350,000 annually.   In addition, McQueeney highlighted the successful opening of the Castle Peak Senior Center.  In 2017, its first year in operation, the Castle Peak Senior and Rehab Center served 103 residents and is currently 73% occupied.   

McQueeney has a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.   McQueeney’s career includes seven years on the Eagle County School Board, 13 years teaching and seven years providing technical assistance to early childhood programs.  She was the founder and Executive Director of Early Childhood Partners, a nonprofit serving he county’s early childhood community.  For more information contact www.jeannemcqueeney.org

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