Term Expires: 12/31/2024

“Community colleges truly have the widest door in the world of higher education, taking students at all stages of life. As a previous student of a community college, I am an ardent supporter of the opportunities that community colleges can create for individuals that dare to dream and aspire to better themselves.”


Garrison Ortiz is a Pueblo County Commissioner, and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He is a community advocate and champion, leveraging his strong financial background and entrepreneurial approach to government. Commissioner Ortiz also represents Pueblo County on several boards and commissions, and well as created and serves on the Pueblo County Jail Task Force and City-County Trash Task Force.

With community college roots, having taken Concurrent Enrollment while in high school, and being an alumnus of Pueblo Community College, he is honored to serve on the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.

He completed his Master of Business Administration Degree from Colorado State University-Pueblo. While in school, Commissioner Ortiz worked for Pueblo Rape Crisis Services, advocating for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Upon graduating, he worked as a consultant, developing strong international business experience throughout the U.S. and parts of Canada and Mexico. As a contractor, Commissioner Ortiz helped businesses implement enterprise-wide budgeting, forecasting, and reporting systems in both the public and private sector.