I'm Garrison Genschorck
WHERE I COME FROM
My name is Garrison Genschorck and I am running for Park County Commissioner District 1. I have been a resident of Colorado for 45 years. I cannot claim to be a native, as I was born in Alabama and moved here when I was 3, but since then, I have lived in the foothills of Colorado. My family originally comes from small farming communities in Kansas.
I grew up in Conifer and attended school there. I graduated from Evergreen High School in 1990, as Conifer High School was not yet constructed. I moved to Durango from 1991 through 1997 to attend Ft. Lewis College. There I majored in Environmental Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I purchased my first piece of property in 1994 and began to build my own home, all while attending college.
In the spring of 1997 I moved to Bailey where I purchased my first completed home. I have lived in Bailey for the past 23 years. Since moving to Park County, I have raised my three sons here. Two have already graduated from Platte Canyon High School, and another will graduate this May. I also have a 4 year-old daughter who attends Deer Creek Pre-School and will move up to Deer Creek Elementary School in the fall. My wife has worked for the Platte Canyon School District for the past 20 years.
A THRIVING CAREER
I have been a licensed contractor in Park County for 21 years and my company is G & G Construction. My work is having a lasting impact on Park County, and has included several commercial projects, two condominium projects, numerous custom homes, and a planned unit development. I even had one of my log homes featured on HGTV’s “Magnificent Log Homes”. I have also done countless remodels, additions, and decks throughout the county.
I believe in community involvement. My service includes a 10 year volunteer position with the Platte Canyon Fire Department and supporting the establishment of the Mountain Building Industries Association. I have served on the Bailey Water and Sanitation Board, as well as the Deer Creek Elementary School Accountability Committee, the Platte Canyon School District’s Facilities Committee and their Umbrella Committee. During this time, I was also a volunteer wrestling coach for Platte Canyon High School which allowed for additional time with my sons. I also believe in sponsorship. I continue to sponsor the local 4-H Club, Platte Canyon Little League, Platte Canyon High School's After Prom, and Home Coming.
I am also a lifetime NRA member and a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
My career has allowed me to work with the Park County Commissioners, the Park County Board of Adjustment, the Park County Planning Commission, as well as the Park County Building Department, the Department of Planning and Zoning, the Department of GIS Mapping, the Department of Public Health, Park County Road & Bridge, and many other county entities. I have also worked with CDOT, IREA, Excel Energy, Colorado Natural Gas, Century Link, Bailey Water and Sanitation, and the Platte Canyon Fire Department.