Welcome Our New Leadership Team
Summary: Action 22 announces the departure of Chairman John T. Marrin due to his pending retirement as President of Lamar Community College as well as the departure of the Interim President and CEO of Action 22, Bob Stovall. Action 22 welcomes Ivor J. Hill as the new Chairperson and Jennifer Herrera as President and CEO.

Action 22 would like to thank Chairman John T. Marrin for his years of service to the organization and wish him well in retirement from his position as President of Lamar Community College. The organization would also like to express gratitude to Interim President and CEO Bob Stovall for his contributions over the past year.

Executive Committee

Action 22 is excited to announce a new leadership team. The energy and experience that the new team bring to the organization will be the shot in the arm the organization has been seeking.


Ivor J. Hill, a Pueblo based Real Estate Appraiser, joined the board on January 1st of 2015 and has served on the Executive Committee as Treasurer and Vice Chair. In 2015, he spearheaded the highly successful Golf Tournament in Colorado City. Due to his work in real estate, he has visited and worked in every county represented by Action 22. “The incoming President and I look forward to visiting all 22 counties in the coming months in order to meet and grow the membership of Action 22 and significantly increase the impact of the collective voice of the 22 counties at the state and federal level for the benefit of every individual who resides within our borders.”


Michael Patterson is the City Manager for the City of Florence in Fremont County. He has lived in Colorado for the past 4.5 years. Michael says, “I am excited about the new direction of Action 22!”


Debbie Bell is the first woman elected to the Fremont County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Bell has a 30-year history of volunteerism with local groups and currently serves as a board member of Fremont Economic Development Corp., St. Thomas More Hospital, and Upper Arkansas Workforce Board. She is the Local Elected Official Chair of Colorado Rural Workforce Consortium. “Thanks to new leadership, Action 22 has a renewed enthusiasm and spirit for our important work. We’re excited about the future!”

President & CEO
Jennifer Herrera brings extensive experience in policy, politics, and nonprofit management having worked for various state legislators at Colorado’s capitol, as a staffer for former Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff’s campaign for US Senate, and as the Executive Director of Colfax Community Network (a nonprofit serving homeless children and families in Aurora, CO). “I look forward to visiting all 22 counties in the coming months, meeting the members of Action 22, and listening and learning from all of you about how to successfully move Action 22 forward as a united voice for Southeastern Colorado!”
Contact: Jennifer Herrera 719-560-9897 or email: info@action22.org

Action 22 is the only regional advocacy organization in southern Colorado. It is a volunteer-driven membership organization of individuals, cities, communities, counties, associations, businesses and organizations in a 22 county region, banding together to give voice to southern Colorado and in shaping the policies for southern Colorado. Action 22 represents a 36,530 sq. mile area (35% of the state) consisting of 850,000 citizens, 19.5% of the state’s population.

Action 22 is a unique organization because it pulls in individuals, cities, counties, businesses, organizations, corporations and non-profits  from all walks of life to the debate and discussion table. All perspectives are needed to make well-rounded, well-informed decisions and give voice to southern Colorado.

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