Episode 32: Jon Stavney – Labor to Leader

In this episode, Alex and talk about…

  • Jon came from humble beginnings, spending 15 years in the construction industry
  • Seeing community and caring led Jon to his leadership positions
  • Getting the County Commissioner job while serving as a project manager
  • The three groups of people that community leaders must keep happy
  • Good organizations encourage leading up the chain-of-command
  • Everything that Jon is working on now that gets him excited
  • Jon’s creative process and how he uses writing as a tool in his life
  • Leadership looks different these days than it used to
  • Alex’s time as a public servant made him politically radioactive
  • Suicide prevention is necessary now more than ever because of COVID
  • Get to know Jon through a round of Poddecks
  • “See truth at ground level; don’t take other people’s word for it”


Links to resources:

Jon is the Executive Director of the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments


Sky–Hi News: “Jon Stavneytakes the helm at Northwest Colorado Council of Governments”


Vail Daily: “Jon Stavney takes helm at regional organization”


Heroic Partners Bring Middle Mile Fiber to Northwest Colorado With Project THOR-CommunityBroadband Bits Episode 406


Jon’sPrivate Blog: “A Public Observer”


VailDaily: “Stavney is Best Choice”


Jon’s Contact Info:

Cell # 970-471-9050

Email: Jon.Stavney@gmail.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-stavney-b76655112/

Poddecks "Never podcast without them"!  Alex Mintling - World Famous Podcaster

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Or Text “HOME” to 741741 to connect with a caring crisis or peer counselor

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