Stan VanderWerf serves District 3 on the Board of County Commissioners. His district encompasses central and western El Paso County, including the Town of Green Mountain Falls, the City of Manitou Springs, the Town of Palmer Lake, the Westside and downtown areas of Colorado Springs, and unincorporated areas within District 3 including Ute Pass and areas south of Cheyenne Mountain State Park. Commissioner VanderWerf is founder of several small businesses and previously served 28 years in the US Air Force. Stan has over 30 years experience in scientific, program director, engineering, contracting, plant manager, and C-level positions in industry and public agencies. Stan has experience in research and development, manufacturing, and sustainment of a wide variety of products from space systems and airplanes to electronics. He is the founding CEO of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Colorado, Advanced Capitol LLC (aerospace defense consulting), and CEM-TEK USA (design and 3-D printing). He created and co-chaired the Chamber of Commerce's Aerospace Defense Team and is active in the community providing award-winning expertise to many local and national non-profits. He has extensive public budgeting, public policy, and public disaster planning and recovery experience. Stan is a veteran, mountain climber, skier, and active pilot. Stan has been married to his wife, Betsy, for 26 years and has two children, Erik and Carolyn. Among his professional achievements, VanderWerf received the Industry Cluster Team Award from the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the El Pomar Institute. He is a Bronze Star awardee for his service in Iraq and a Legion of Merit awardee for his military service. Stan has National Team Performance and National Leadership Awards from the Defense Contract Management Agency and is a former National Aviation Speed Record Holder from the National Aeronautic Association. Stan is a Distinguished Graduate from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces achieving a Masters Degree in public policy and budgeting. He is also a National Newsletter Editor Award winner and is a multiple award winning author with over 100 published professional and community interest articles.
Commissioner VanderWerf has been assigned around the world having served in Korea, Iraq, and Germany. He served in NORAD NORTHCOM at Peterson Air Force Base and as a Systems Test Director at Schriever Air Force Base. He ran the Air Force's C-130 E/H program office and served in Special Operations acquisition. He has run large Foreign Military Sales programs and helped negotiate international treaties.
Liaison to: City Airport Advisory Committee, Community Services Block Grant Advisory Board, City/County Board of Review, Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC Defense Mission Task Force, Highway Advisory Commission, Park Advisory Board, Park Fee Advisory Committee, PPACG Area Agency on Aging Regional Advisory Council, Placement Alternatives Commission.
Local Leadership Positions:• Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments • El Paso County Emergency Services Agency• Pikes Peak Workforce Consortium Executive Committee• Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority• Pikes Peak Region Arts Commission• Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau Partnership Committee• Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control, and Greenway District Board
Commissioner Stan VanderWerf can be reached at:200 South Cascade Avenue, Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2202Phone: (719) 520-6413 Fax: (719) 520-6397 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org