Ron Gallegos is a native of the San Luis Valley. He is a member of one of Colorado’s first pioneering Spanish families arriving and establishing an initial outpost in the San Luis Valley around 1830 in what is now village of Conejos in Conejos County. His family has been sheep and cattle ranchers in this area for over 180 years and back another two hundred years earlier in what is modern day New Mexico. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder (where he met his future wife Diane Goldenstein- a Longmont attorney), Dartmouth College, and the University of Phoenix. His studies included political science and business administration. He has one son Philip and four dogs all Shih Tzus. Ron was employed by U S West formerly Mt. States Telephone and Telegraph, for over 18 years as a product , process, and project manager. He is currently a Financial Consultant with his own firm, owns a new art gallery Conejos Fine Art Gallery and is an Abstract-non-representational artist.
Abstract-Non Representational Artist
President of Longmont Artist's Guild
Board of Directors ofthe Longmont Jazz Association
Board of Directors Longmont Artist Guild and Secretary
Board of Directors National League of Cities- Washington DC
Board of Directors of the Latin America Research and Service Agency of Colorado Larasa
A nonprofit organization created in 1964 to improve the social, economic, political and educational status of Colorado's Latino community.
Delegate to the Sister Cities International Convention Boston Member of longmont City Council
Elected for a Four Year Term to the Longmont City Council - Member from Ward 3
1995 - 1998
Member of the National League of Cities-
NLC's Finance Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Policy Committee
Board of Directors of the National Organization of Hispanic Elected Local Officials - HELO
A national organization made up of locally elected officials from throughout the United States.
The Longmont Journal Television Talent and Producer
Produced/wrote/hosted a local Television community access community affairs- cable-television program.
President of the Board of Directors of the Shores home Owners' Association
Board of Directors the Shores Homeowners' Association Longmont, Colorado
1991 - 1993
Chairman of Longmont Neighborhood Group Leaders
Leader of twenty - one organized neighborhoods in the City of Longmont.
1992 - 1993
Member Impact Fee Task Force Appointed by Longmont City Council
Charged with the task of developing an impact fee to deal with expenses related to new growth in the city.
1992 - 1993
Member of Gold Course Site Selection Committee Appointed by the Longmont City Council
Helped select a site, developer, and plan the new golf course.
Planning Commissioner - Longmont Long Range Planning and Zoning Commission
Member of Envision 20/20 Committee
A planning group made up of citizens to
plan goals and objectives for Longmont's future.
Graduate of the Colorado Leadership Forum
Member of ST. John's Finance and Management Council
Board of Directors Kiwanis Club of Boulder
Loaned Executive for Boulder County United Way's Annual Fund Drive
Held and conducted over 100 employee solicitation meetings.
Board of Directors of the Boulder County Unit of the American Red Cross
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Boulder County Dental Aid
Member of the Board of Directors of the Boulder County Unit of the American Cancer Society
Co-Chairman John Glenn for President Colorado State Committee
Colorado Democratic Part Secretary
Member of City of Boulder's Human Relations Commission
Washington internship US Senator Gary Hart
ACCOMPLISHMENTS longmont city council
1994 - 1999
Built the Recreation Center
Remodel of Senior Center
Purchase of Sand Stone Ranch/Park and Recreation Area
Purchase of initial Build of the Fiber-optic- backbone
Established 10% Set-A- Side for Affordable Housing-Policy
Sister City International Convention Delegate Boston
Sister City Elected Representative to Guzman Mexico
Board Member Economic Development Council-EDAL
City Representative to Boulder County Transportation Commission
Council Representative to Planning and Zoning Commission
Council Representative to Library Board
Council Representative to the Transportation Advisory Board
Council Representative to the Museum Board
Elected to Board of Directors National League of Cities
Elected to Board of Directors Colorado Municipal League
Elected to Board of Directors Hispanic Local Elected Officials-HELO
Elected to Board of Directors of the Latin American Research and Service Agency-LA RASA
Paid for by Committee to Elect Gallegos