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Delivering Results to Our Community
Accomplishments and Goals

Workforce Support

Accomplishments as your Commissioner

  • Assisted in bringing 459 new affordable housing units to our communities. 

  • Facilitated the sale of Lake Creek Village with a guarantee that rental rates will remain affordable. 

  • Supported child care quality and capacity improvements. 

  • Worked to support the passage of two child care bills and the State Dept of Early Childhood.

Current and Reelection Goals

  • Invest $50 million in proceeds from Lake Creek Village into innovative, affordable housing solutions. 

  • Integrate the new State Department of Early Childhood efforts into our local system. 

  • Explore the creation of a Regional Transportation Authority to increase transportation options.

Healthy Mountain Ecosystems

Accomplishments as your Commissioner

  • In all Eagle County buildings, 100% of electricity is through renewable energy sources. 

  • $1.3 million investment in community solar power. 

  • Launched the REAL fire program and increased wildfire mitigation efforts. 

  • Initiated commercial composting opportunity 

  • Preserved 2,371 acres of open space, including 1,672 that make up the Brush Creek Valley Ranch and Open Space.

Current and Reelection Goals

  • Reduce community greenhouse gas emissions to achieve the Climate Action Goal of 25% reduction by 2025 and 50% reduction by 2030. 

  • Finalize the creation of the Department of Natural Resources to align efforts to purchase and protect land, wildlife, and water resources.

  • Provide greater fire mitigation and resilience work.

Promoting a Sustainable Economy

Accomplishments as your Commissioner

  • Supported the expansion of the Small Business Development Center. 

  • Airport terminal expansion, including jet bridges and upgraded traveler services.

Current and Reelection Goals

  • Complete the final 12 miles of the Eagle Valley Trail to allow cyclists to ride from Vail Pass to Glenwood Springs.

  • Increase broadband connectivity.

  • Increase lower-fare flights at the EGE airport.

About Jeanne
 

A resident of Eagle County since 1991, Jeanne was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Long Island. Jeanne has been married to her high school sweetheart, Harry McQueeney since 1985 and together they raised two wonderful children here in Eagle County.

 

Jeanne began her term as County Commissioner for District 3 in January 2015. She represents Eagle County on various boards and commissions, including the ECO Transit Board, the Early Head Start Policy Council, the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, and the Health Services Advisory Committee. She is chair of the Roaring Fork Transit Authority and the Health and Human Services Committee for Counties and Commissioners Acting Together. She was appointed by then-Governor Hickenlooper in 2016 and again by Governor Polis in 2019 to serve on the Early Childhood Leadership Commission

 

Jeanne has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education. Her career includes seven years on the Eagle County School Board, 13 years teaching, and seven years providing technical assistance to early childhood programs. She was the founder and Executive Director of Early Childhood Partners, a nonprofit serving the county’s early childhood community.