Jill Gaebler is a tireless advocate for a connected community and for a responsible government.
Currently the Development Specialist for local nonprofit Greccio Housing, Gaebler is running in the newly created District 5 in central Colorado Springs. She arrived in Colorado Springs in 2000 after seven years as an Air Force officer, where she served as Contracting Officer, guaranteeing the efficient and effective use of millions of taxpayer dollars.
Gaebler is a community leader who co-founded Colorado Springs Charter Academy, a public school situated in District 5. She also currently serves on the Pikes Peak Library District’s Board of Trustees, and on the boards at Westside CARES and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
During her term as Board President at Colorado Springs Charter Academy, Gaebler oversaw the $7m purchase of the school campus and led the school during significant state budget reductions. Now in its eighth year of operations, the school enrolls over 425 students. During her tenure at Greccio housing, she has raised over $2.5m to provide affordable and safe housing for hundreds of low-income families in Colorado Springs.
She and her husband of 22 years are raising their two children, a 14-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter, in the Patty Jewett neighborhood.
She received her B.S. in Business Administraion from the University of Arizona in 1988.
“I believe my board involvement shows my community connectivity and my ability to collaborate and find creative solutions for fiscal efficiencies within the city.”
• Westside CARES Board Member: 2010 – present
• Pikes Peak Library Board of Trustees Member: Sep 2006 – present (Currently VP of Board)
• Association of Fundraising Professionals: 2007 – present (Board Member since June 2012)
• Greccio Housing Development Director: 2007 – present
• Colorado Springs Charter Academy Founder and Board Member: 2004 – present (Board President 2009 – 2012)
• Republican Precinct Committee Person: 2006 – present
• Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Advisory Board Member: 2006 – 2010
• League of Women Voters: 1995 – 2000