Meet a President- John Ellis

The spirit of Evergreen is the people, they are eclectic, eccentric, movers and shakers, and happy. The people that make up Evergreen make positive things happen.
John Ellis’ history of volunteerism and support of our community and its businesses spans decades. John was born and raised in Evergreen. His passion for Evergreen and for people was reflected in his position with the Courier and now with the Evergreen National Bank, as Director of Community Relations. John takes the time to listen and to connect people with the right business and the nonprofit that best suits their skills and interest (or their needs). There is no way to determine the number of people he has brought into the various organizations and the positive results that has had on the quality of life in Evergreen. John brings commitment, consistency and integrity of purpose to everything he volunteers for and with his words and actions in representing the spirit and heart of Evergreen.
• Forty years of active involvement with the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce: Broad of Directors from 1996-2001, current Broad member. Ambassador since 2003. Ambassador of the Year 2007. Past nomination for Volunteer of the Year.

• Lifetime Board Member of Blue Spruce Kiwanis. Served two years as President of Blue Spruce Kiwanis.

• President of the Big Chili Cook Off for three years. Has served on the Board of Directors for four years.

• Leadership Evergreen Executive board member. John is a frequent speaker, offering information and insight into the workings of our community.

• Evergreen Metro Water District Executive board member.

• TENIS (Evergreen Naturalist Audubon Society) past president and board member.

• 2009 Evergreen Trout Unlimited Person of the Year. John has been with ETU since 1985, a past president and lifetime board member.

• Camp Comfort, bereavement camp for children) volunteer

John Ellis has organized, facilitated or volunteered for the following:

• Outdoor labs, fly fishing and fly tying classes.

• Scholarship Committee for ETU

• Mt Evans outdoor lab

• Kiwanis Bike Rodeo for Drive Smart

• Cowboy Breakfast for Kindergartners

• Make a Difference Day, with high school kids, working on service projects within the community focusing on Seniors.

• Youth Education Program, sponsored by Trout Unlimited to teach Children about caring for the environment and open space.

• 4th of July Fish Clinic at the Lake

• Fish Camp at Buchanan Ponds.

• Malt

• The Seniors’ Resource Center

• Mt. Evans Hospice

• The Hospitality Center at Skate the Lake

• Big Chili Cook Off

• The Rodeo Pancake Breakfast

• The Holiday and Halloween Walks

• The Nature Center Bird Box Sale

• O’Fallon Park Stream Improvement

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