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Emily Gorgol

A Fresh Perspective!

I was born and raised in Fort Collins, making me a proud local. I graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources. While at CSU, I was an active member of the CSU Cycling team. That passion carried me to work for FC Bikes, the City of Fort Collins bike program. I loved working with kids and adults to encourage and teach them to ride in an urban environment, and I learned how important and valued bicycling and the natural environment—including the trail system—are to residents. I decided to continue my education and received a Master of Public Health, with a focus in community health, from Portland State University. After living and working in the Pacific Northwest, I moved back home to Fort Collins in 2015.

Since my return, I’ve worked for Volunteers of America, running and operating senior nutrition programs, including Meals on Wheels. Managing federally funded programs meant I had to balance budgets and work collaboratively to meet the needs of constituents. I loved working with seniors in our community and having the opportunity to learn and hear about the issues many older adults in Fort Collins experience.

I currently work at The Family Center/La Familia as a Special Projects Manager. With an ability to see problems and navigate solutions, I oversee projects that address critical concerns in our community, such as the preservation and protection of affordable housing. In addition, I help community members come together to identify and solve problems to improve their lives and their community. I serve as a member of the City of Fort Collins Women's Commission and am a volunteer nutrition teacher for the Larimer County Human Services Department.

 

Outside from work, I spend time with my husband, Andrew, and two dogs, Cricket and Norman. I enjoy running on the Poudre bike trail and hiking our local trail system; Reservoir Ridge is my favorite. I am fortunate to have most of my family nearby and spend many weekends with my nieces and nephews. I love our community and have watched it grow. I am excited for the opportunity to represent the residents of District 6.