Jill Ryan, Chair District 1
Jill Hunsaker Ryan began her first four-year term as an Eagle County Commissioner in January 2013. Jill's priorities include climate protection and a reduction of green house gas emissions; environmental stewardship; open space and trails; multi-model
transportation and the reduction of congestion on I-70; affordable and attainable housing; affordable childcare and access to early childhood education; economic development; smart growth land use principals; and the provision of efficient, quality services by Eagle County
As County Commissioner, Jill serves as Vice-Chair of the state's Intermountain Transportation Planning Region and Vice-Chair of the I-70 Coalition Board. She is also a governor appointee to the Colorado Board of Health and is the past Vice President.
Jill is a Colorado native who grew up on the front range and spent weekends skiing the Vail Valley. She is a University of Colorado graduate and has a master's degree in public health. Jill is the former director of both health planning and the Office of
Health Disparities at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She also managed Eagle County's Public Health Agency from 2004-2009, before starting her own consulting firm. Jill is married to Taylor "Ty" Ryan and they live in Edwards with
their young son.
Kathy Chandler-Henry was appointed
District 2 Commissioner in July of 2013, was elected in 2014 to fill the final
two years of the term, and elected for her first four-year term in 2016. She’s a fourth-generation Coloradan with a
love of open spaces, clean air and water.
She values the western themes of independence, hard work and community
Kathy is the county’s representative to
the Water Quality Quantity Committee (QQ), Reudi Reservoir Water and Power
Authority, Northwest Colorado Council of Government Economic Development
District Board of Directors, Lake Creek Affordable Housing Corporation,
FirstNet Governing Board, and the Colorado River Water Conservation District
Board of Directors.
Kathy worked for Colorado Mountain
College for more than 20 years and is a small business owner of Black Diamond
Research and Brush Creek Electric, Inc.
Her education, training, work history, personal background, and
knowledge of the county all contribute to her passion for county government and
In addition to being a small business
owner, facilitator and former teacher, she served as vice-chair of the Home
Rule Commission in 2006 and has volunteered extensively in local elections and
community organizations. She and her
husband George raised their children in Eagle County and are grateful every day
for the opportunity to live and serve here.
Her belief about public service is summed up in this John Rushkin quote:
“What we think or what we know or what we believe is of little consequence. The
only thing of consequence is what we do.”
Jeanne McQueeney began her term
as Commissioner of District 3 in January 2015. Jeanne represents Eagle
County on the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, the Eagle County
Regional Transportation Authority, and the Golden Eagle Elderly Housing
Corporation. Jeanne also serves as the chair of the Roaring Fork Transportation
Authority and was governor-appointed to the Early Childhood Leadership
Commission in 2016.
Jeanne has a master's degree in
Early Childhood Special Education and a bachelor's degree in
Elementary Education. Jeanne’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 the county's early childhood
Jeanne has served on numerous
local nonprofit boards, coalitions and service clubs including the Eagle River
Youth Coalition, Caring for Kids, Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Council, Vail
Rotary, The Health Services Advisory Council, Wayfinders, The Healthy Eating
Active Living Community Coalition, The Family Leadership Training Institute,
and the InteGreat! Coalition.
A resident of Eagle County for
26 years, Jeanne was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Long Island.
Jeanne has been married to her high school sweetheart, Harry McQueeney, since
1985 and together they have raised two wonderful children here in Eagle County.