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Visit Estes Park Board of Directors

Current Members

Sean Jurgens


Appointed by the Town of Estes Park. Sean is the co-owner and manager of the Quality Inn, a business that has been in his family for four generations. When not working, you will find Sean biking or skiing with his kids, or enjoying a craft beverage at one of Estes Park’s craft beverage makers.

Deborah Gibson

Vice Chair

Appointed by the Town of Estes Park. Deborah is a co-founder, co-owner and general manager of the Rams Horn Village Resort since 1989. When not working you will find Deborah at the Gore Range Overlook on Fall River Road enjoying the sunset, hiking, or savoring the real sense of community Estes Park offers.

McShan Walker

Treasurer & Secretary

Appointed by Larimer County. McShan is co-owner and sales/marketing partner of Elkins Distilling Co. What McShan loves about Estes Park: to have the opportunity to live, work and hike (with his blue heeler) in a place where millions of people work and save to just get a glimpse of; this privilege is not lost on McShan.

Frank Lancaster

Town of Estes Park Trustee

Appointed by the Town of Estes Park. Frank is a former Estes Park Town Administrator and Larimer County Manager and has been in public service for over 40 years. Since retiring from the Town, Frank enjoys spending time with family, hiking, whitewater rafting and volunteering.

Pat Murphy


Appointed by Larimer County. Pat owns Murphy's Resort and Murphy's River Lodge. What Pat loves about Estes Park: seeing families getting together and creating memories during their time in Estes Park.

Jerusha Rice


Appointed by the Town of Estes Park. Jerusha is the Western Region Buyer for the Parks and Resorts division of Delaware North, parent company of The Ridgeline Hotel and Trendz at The Park. When not working you’ll find Jerusha hiking, running, rollerblading or spending time outside with her two dogs: Betty, a Sheepadoodle, and Boone, a Siberian Husky.

Rich Chiappe


Appointed by the Town of Estes Park. Rich owns Windcliff Homes Vacation Rentals. What Rich loves about Estes Park is the fact that some of the world’s most sought-after views, trails, scenic drives and outdoor adventures lie just outside our doors.

Board Meetings, Videos & Minutes

Click here to join virtual board meetings.


Upcoming Board Meetings & Agendas

  • Thursday, December 14, 2023 - Budget Approval - 2:00 p.m. - online
  • Friday, December 15, 2023 - VEP Holiday Gathering - 5:00 p.m. - The View Restaurant.

Past Board Meeting Minutes & Marketing Videos:

  • November 30, 2023 - Regular Meeting & Public Budget Hearing
  • October 26, 2023 - Regular Meeting. Update Video
  • October 10, 2023 - Special Meeting.
  • September 28, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting. Minutes
  • September 26, 2023 - Joint Meeting: County/Town/VEP - 2024 Operating Plan
  • August 24, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting. Minutes
  • July 27, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting. Marketing Video
  • May 25, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting. MinutesMarketing Video
  • April 27, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting. Marketing Video
  • March 16, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting. Minutes 
  • February 23, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting. MinutesMarketing Video
  • January 26, 2023 - Regular Board Meeting. MinutesMarketing Video

Archived Board Meeting Minutes

View archived meeting minutes and videos from Visit Estes Park Board of Director meetings.

*Minutes will only be taken if more than two board members attend. 


Board Policy Manual:

View the full policy manual here.


Board Public Emails:

Board public emails can be viewed here: 

Or for Frank Lancaster's email go here:!forum/elected-officials-public-email

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