Rachel Medina – Mayor
Rachel Medina is a 3rd generation Coloradoan who grew up in Longmont, CO with her two brothers. She moved to Durango for college and eventually to Cortez, for a job opportunity, where she purchased her first house. “I love this town, volunteering and working for my community.”
Rachel earned her BS in Geology from Fort Lewis College and also holds a GIS Certificate from Front Range Community College. After college she worked for Colorado Parks and Wildlife as a GIS Tech and in 2016 moved to Cortez for a GIS Specialist position with Montezuma County. She currently works as a GIS Consultant.
Rachel served on the Cortez Planning & Zoning Commission and Parks & Recreation Board, each for a three-year term, where she became very familiar with the City. This motivated her to run for City Council, and ultimately become Cortez’s youngest mayor. Rachel wants to help Cortez look far into the future and make good decisions that will help our citizens for generations to come.
Gardening, mountain biking, cross country skiing, rafting, and hiking in this beautiful region are the activities Rachel enjoys; along with dogs, making friends, traveling, going to live music, and supporting her community. “I feel blessed for this opportunity to lead and serve.”