About Us

Our Mission

The Glenwood Springs Citizens' Alliance mission is to educate and empower Glenwood Springs citizens, businesses and community leaders, through advocacy and action; and to express opinions related to projects or issues that may affect the health and safety of citizens or that may have an undesirable economic or environmental impact to the quality of life in Glenwood Springs.

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The Glenwood Springs Citizens Alliance is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization.

Our specific purposes and objectives shall include, but not be limited to, educating the public regarding the benefits of securing permanent protection of the area within and surrounding the City of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, from mineral extraction and development, and regarding the economic and other benefits resulting from the permanent protection of these areas, including its pristine hillsides, undeveloped ridge lines, visual quality, water quality, air quality, and environmental health, including to the local tourist economy.

President: Leo McKinney is a former mayor of Glenwood Springs and two-term City Council member. He is a co-owner of Glenwood Springs Harmony House, a private assisted-living home.

Vice President: Sarah Rankin Gordon is the owner of Intrinsic Environment, Health & Safety, a consulting firm specializing in workplace health and safety.

Treasurer: Stephen Bershenyi is a Glenwood Springs native and two-term member of the Glenwood Springs City Council. He drives a school bus for the Roaring Fork School District.

Secretary: Ellen Dole is retired from a career as an attorney with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, serving as HUD Regional Counsel for Region VIII in Denver.

At-large members

Michael Gamba is a Glenwood Springs native, and a former mayor of Glenwood Springs and two-term City Council member. He is a second-generation owner of Gamba Engineering, a civil engineering firm.

Heather McGregor is a former print journalist and former communications director for nonprofit organizations.

Ginny Minch is a nurse practitioner and ultrasound sonographer at Women’s Health of Glenwood Springs.


Executive Director: Jeff Peterson is a Glenwood Springs native and works for Tramway Engineering.