Jill E. Repella was elected to her first term as a Douglas County Commissioner in November of 2008 and re-elected in 2012 for her second and final four-year term.
As a third-generation Colorado native and a resident of Highlands Ranch since 1994, she comes from a long line of proud Colorado citizens.
Among the policy priorities she has the greatest passion and commitment for is economic development. Ms. Repella believes it is a fundamental role of government to facilitate a fertile environment for business that will create economic well-being and quality of life for County citizens. Exemplary of her commitment to economic development was her role in spearheading State House Bill 12-1029, known as The Save Colorado Jobs Act, which passed unanimously in the state legislature in 2012.
In her final term in office, she is also extremely committed to seeing the County positioned as a strong leader in the pursuit of a sustainable water supply.
In addition to her fundamental responsibilities as a County Commissioner, Ms. Repella also serves as a representative of Douglas County by way of appointment to the following area organizations: C-470 Corridor Coalition; Denver South Economic Development Partnership; Douglas County Fair Association; Metro Area County Commissioners; Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation; Northwest Douglas County Economic Development Corporation; Northwest Douglas County Oil & Gas Economic Impact Committee; the Partnership of Douglas County Governments; and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District.
Ms. Repella also serves on the following statewide and national organizations: the Colorado Counties, Inc. General Government Steering Committee, Taxation and Finance Steering Committee and Tourism and Economic Development Steering Committee; and the National Association of Counties Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee.
Over a cumulative total of 30 years, prior to her election as County Commissioner, Ms. Repella served in various elected and appointed positions in Douglas County, including on the Douglas County Housing Partnership Board of Directors; the Douglas County Open Space Advisory Committee; the Douglas County Planning Commission; the Douglas County School District Board of Education; the Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District Board of Directors; and as the School District’s representative on The Partnership of Douglas County Governments.
Ms. Repella has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Architectural Design, Construction, Project Management and Business with more than 12 years of professional experience in commercial space planning and commercial architectural design.
She received her Masters of Professional Studies, Organizational Leadership and Executive Leadership from the University of Denver; attended the University of Colorado at Denver, School of Architecture, and received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design with a minor in Industrial Construction Management from Colorado State University.
Ms. Repella and her family are actively engaged in many athletic, educational, church and community-oriented activities.