Mayor & Trustees

Andy Shaffer, Mayor
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I moved to Rangely in the fall of 1990 to attend the CNCC Aviation program. I spent two years in the program, graduating in 1992, with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Technology, achieving a CFI and CFII.  In the fall of the following year I took a position as an instructor at CNCC in the Aviation program.  

I then spent several years working for Ducey Electric as an apprentice electrician.  In 1997 I went to work for Brenton Service Company where I earned my Journeyman Electrical License.  A year later, seeking opportunities to provide a better lifestyle for my family, I transitioned into the natural gas field.  Twenty-two years later I still believe I made the right decision.  

I volunteered on the Rangely Fire Department for 27 years.  I also served on Rangley’s Town Council for six years, four as a councilman and two as Mayor.

I have a son and a daughter.  My daughter, Sidney, is 21 and will be graduating from CNCC with an
Associate Degree soon.  She will then be attending a nursing program to become an RN.  My son, Braxton, is 11 and attends school in Rangely.  He enjoys riding his dirt bike, playing basketball, baseball and wake surfing.

During my first year of college I could not wait to return to the flat lands I came from and get out of these rolling hills and mountains.  Like many college students I spent my time on campus and did not venture down to town much. The summer between my first and second year of college I chose to stay in Rangely.  During this time I realized what Rangely and the surrounding area had to offer. I have now been in Rangely for 30 years and I would not change a thing. I am glad I have been able to raise my family here.

I think Rangely is a great small community.  The lifestyle benefits associated with our size are a primary reason why people enjoy living here. Rangely is an industry-based community which has cyclical ups and downs. Because of this we need to focus on diversifying our community in order to help keep the economy going during industrial down times. There is no easy solution to this given our location. But if we seek to capitalize on our unique BLM surroundings in order to promote Rangely we may find some success.

Improving our community also means keeping the employees that work in our area living in our area.  We must accept the challenges facing Rangely and strive to show the world the many reasons why Rangely is truly Way Outside of Ordinary.

Trey Robie,  Mayor ProTem
Trey Robie

Donnell Robie III, better known as Trey, is in his 5th year serving as a Town Council member. Trey is a Rangely native and is happy to be giving back to the community that he feels gave him so much.

Trey attended Rangely High School as well as Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) where he received an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts.

Trey comes from an oil field family and has worked in the oil field himself since high school. After graduating from CNCC he began working full-time for Hayes Petroleum and has been with the company for the past 15 years.

Trey and his wife, Candra, have three daughters. As a family they enjoy golfing and camping and all the wonderful outdoor activities and wide-open spaces around Rangely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyson Hacking, Trustee
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I moved my family to Rangely in the Fall of 2014 after receiving an employment opportunity with Williams Northwestern Pipeline where I work as an Operations Technician.  I have held previous employment as a Project Manager, Public Relations Manager and Account Manager.

I love the great outdoors!  Rangely and the surrounding areas provides so much to explore and enjoy. I also enjoy the unique and safe lifestyle that Rangely offers. I grew up in a small town, and can now offer my children a similar experience as they grow. There are also many opportunities for growth in Rangely and I am excited to be a part of that.

Sustainability is my main focus. With the economic downturn in the oil and gas field, I hope to see Rangely remain the unique and safe home town for all those that reside here. There are numerous possibilities for Rangely to be sustainable and I have great hopes for those possibilities to become realities in the future.

Keely Ellis, Trustee
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I relocated to Rangely in 2017 while working for Rio Blanco County in Economic Development. In 2018 I accepted a position as the Executive Assistant to the President with Colorado Northwestern Community College. I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelors in Business Administration. I have a wide array of experience with banking and finance, marketing, economic development as well as public relations.

I grew up in a small rural town in Wyoming; therefore, small towns hold a dear place in my heart.  Rangely holds a very special place. Rangely offers a safe, welcoming, accepting and supportive community atmosphere, which is why my husband and I look forward to raising our family here. We love Rangely and all the outdoor opportunities that the town provides to locals and visitors alike. We spend our summers on Kenney Reservoir and our winters exploring the beautiful mountains around us snowmobiling.

Since Rangely is so reliant on the oil, gas and extraction industry I feel the main focus for the town is to explore ways to diversify and strengthen our community, so that when the busts hit our community the impact isn't as great as it has been in the past. I am currently heavily involved with the RDA/RDC and am looking forward to serving the community of Rangely on a larger scale.

 

Alisa Granger, Trustee
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I moved to Rangely with my husband and daughter in August 2016, when my husband accepted a position with Colorado Northwestern Community College.  My husband and I both grew up in small rural communities in the Ozarks of southwestern Missouri.  I believe the small town atmosphere we were both raised in has paved a way for us to fit right in at Rangley.

My employment history has varied from the engineering field to the healthcare industry.  Later we moved to a small town in Wyoming, where I had the opportunity to study photography and later started a photography business.  I also worked for the Department of Education for the state of Wyoming, and subbed for the elementary school, while my husband worked for Central Wyoming College.   We chose the area, being so close to Jackson Hole; and just over the mountain into Idaho lived our daughter and her family, along with a son attending BYU-Idaho in Rexburg.   We have 6 other kids scattered throughout the US and Canada, and 15 grandkids.  As you can imagine, holidays and reunions are quite lively.  


It wasn't easy moving another two hours from our grandkids in Idaho, but it was the people of Rangely that helped us make the decision to accept the position at CNCC.   They welcomed us with open arms and made us feel a part of the community from day one.   Rangely, as a whole, is uniquely accepting and they go out of their way to help each other in times of need; this is the kind of place we wanted to raise our daughter.


The remoteness of Rangely has its challenges but we are blessed to be surrounded by acres of BLM land for outdoor recreational activities, the Kenney Reservoir is a summertime hotspot for boating, fishing, swimming and picnic activities.  We have a wonderful golf course, rodeo grounds and a state of the art Recreation District with all the bells and whistles you would find in a larger city.   I am proud to call Rangely my home and to serve the community as a member of the Board of Trustees.

Luke Geer, Trustee

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I was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and finished high school in Evergreen, Colorado. I finished my undergraduate at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, where I also met my wife, Erin. We both earned our Doctor of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. We lived in Rangely from 2007 to 2009 and returned in 2015. I feel blessed to have been able to return to this community. We have three amazing kids that keep us very busy. My hobbies include but are not limited to bird hunting, hacking at the golf ball, 4-wheeling, running and bicycling. I look forward to serving our community and doing what I can to help Rangely thrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rich Garner, Trustee
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Rich Garner is a Rangely local and is serving his first term on the Rangely Town Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rangely Town Council meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers.

Rescheduling and Cancellations will be posted under the Council Meeting/Board Packet page when necessary.