About Us

Grand County Wildfire Council (GCWC) is a non-profit, community-based educational outreach program for the residents and visitors of Grand County, Colorado. Our group consists of members from local, state, and federal government agencies, all of our local fire departments, homeowner groups, local businesses, and concerned citizens.

Our Mission

“Through education and action, promote wildland fire prevention, preparedness, mitigation, and survival.”

Our Vision

GCWC will provide a countywide platform that connects practitioners to develop a collective voice to better advocate for wildfire resiliency.

Directors & Committee Chairs

Board Chairperson: Schelly Olson, Grand Fire Protection District No. 1
Board Secretary:  Katlin Miller, Middle Park Conservation District
Board Treasurer: Adam Gosey, East Grand Fire Protection District No. 4
Board Director: Merrit Linke, District II County Commissioner
Board Director: Clancy Philipsborn, Grand County Resident
Mitigation Committee Chair: Brad White, Grand Fire Protection District No. 1
Education Committee Chair: Pat Person, Grand County Resident
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