Jack Hilbert was elected Douglas County Commissioner in November of 2006 and was re-elected to a second term in November 2010. He previously served in leadership positions in the public and private sector as well as corporate enterprise for 35 years.
In 2012, he served as President of Colorado Counties, Inc. (CCI), remains on the CCI Board, and is CCI’s representative on the Front Range District Board as well as the County’s representative on the CCI’s Taxation and Finance, Health & Human Services and Transportation & Telecommunications Steering Committees. Hilbert also serves as Vice Chair for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Board and is slated to be the Chair in 2014. Having served on the Board since January 2009, he is also a member of the DRCOG Executive, Administrative and Metro Vision committees. He also served two terms representing Colorado on the National Association of County Governments (NACO) Board of Directors. He serves on the NACO Finance Committee and Transportation Steering Committees and is Chair of the Airports Subcommittee. NACO represents more than 3,800 counties on a number of national issues.
Other organizations that he serves in a leadership role are: Douglas County Fair Association; Metro Area County Commissioners (past president); Chair, South I-25 Urban Corridor Transportation Management Authority; Developmental Pathways Board of Directors; SkyRidge Hospital Community Board; and serves as Chair of the C-470 Corridor Coalition Policy Committee and Chair of the Colorado Clean Water Coalition. Past Chair of Metro Area County Commissioners and Front Range District for County Commissioners.
He holds certifications in Project Management – Finance for Professionals and Executives; Avaya Certified-Associate-Communication Networking; Hotel Master Supplier and Retail Industry Management.
Hilbert studied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern Colorado; Theology at Drew University; Business at the University of Phoenix; Project Management Professional at George Washington University and a Fellowship in Technology from Ball State University.
Hilbert is also a Vietnam era veteran who was drafted in 1971 and served in the US Army. Jack was in the Military Police Honor Guard in Washington D.C., where he was a Provost Marshal Investigator and liaison to Secret Service.
He has an ongoing interest in transportation and water infrastructure but also is passionate about ensuring that our youngest and eldest citizens are protected and receive the services they need. As such he serves on the State Welfare Allocations Committee and has received two gubernatorial appointments – the Ombudsman Committee and the Child Welfare Hotline Committee, which he co-chairs.
A native Coloradoan, Hilbert was born and raised on a farm in Pueblo. “Those work ethics and family values forged my heart and soul and have served me well all my life,” said Hilbert. “I always applied a ‘work hard ethic’ and a ‘teaming’ spirit with a desire to serve.”
Hilbert now resides in Parker with his wife, Pat, of 42 years. They have two sons, Jack II and Jassen. Hilbert has been very involved in the community in a variety of capacities including: serving on boards, committees and commissions; being a member of the Republican party; church; hobbies such as golf, ATV riding, hunting, fishing and shooting; as well as other organizations such as Elks-BPOE #90 for 35 years, American Legion Post 211, Optimists Clubs, Rotary Club and others.