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…


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Our Mission

“Through collaboration, education and action, engage in wildfire 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.

Board of Directors

Board Chairperson: Philip Brinkmann, Grand County Resident
Board Vice Chair:  Merrit Linke, District II County Commissioner
Board Secretary: Brian Faith, Grand Lake Fire Protection District
Board Director: Nate Towne, Mountain Parks Electric
Board Director: Ken Wright, Grand County Resident
Board Director: Clancy Philipsborn, Grand County Resident

Programs Manager
: Katlin Miller
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