As a county commissioner, Dan has successfully pushed for affordable workforce housing, lower health insurance costs, wildfire preparedness and protection and improvements to transportation infrastructure. He is a respected collaborator and a strong proponent of building partnerships across agencies, nonprofits and private-sector organizations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government operations and services.
Prior to his tenure as a commissioner, Dan represented Summit County in the Colorado House of Representatives and in the State Senate. His legislative accomplishments include securing funding for wildfire mitigation and forest health, workplace accommodations for nursing mothers, offering of bachelor’s degrees at Colorado Mountain College and stricter chain laws for trucks on interstate highways. In the Senate, he chaired the Senate Transportation Committee and served on the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.
Dan is a certified wildland firefighter and is affiliated with the ROSS system, through which he is on call to fight wildfires throughout the United States. He chairs the Summit County Wildfire Council and serves as vice chair of the statewide Wildland Fire and Prescribed Fire Matters Advisory Committee.
Dan serves on numerous civic boards and committees, including the I-70 Coalition, the I-70 Collaborative Effort, CASA of the Continental Divide, Habitat for Humanity of Colorado, Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Bull Moose Sportsmen’s Alliance, Rotary International, Little Red Schoolhouse, the Summit County Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Counties Inc. Transportation Committee and the Colorado Mountain College Community Advisory Board. He is a Mountain Mentor with Summit County Youth and Family Services and teaches skiing at Breckenridge Nordic Center.
Dan enjoys all that living in the High Country has to offer, including telemark and cross-country skiing, hiking, mountain biking, hunting and fishing. He is a resident of Breckenridge, Colorado, where he lives with his wife Johanna, daughter Grace and canine companion Tuff. He is a graduate of Western State Colorado University.
Dan Gibbs' Testimony Before U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
P.O. Box 68
Breckenridge, CO 80424