GJ City Council gives unanimous support to John Otto’s historic dream

john otto on horseback

Dear friends and supporters of Grand Valley Citizens for a National Park.

Culminating two years of discussions,the Grand Junction City Council stepped up to help  lead that charge for economic growth, when it unanimously approved a resolution in support of re-designating the Colorado National Monument as a national park.

On behalf of GVCNP we would like to commend all members of the Grand Junction City Council for their visionary leadership on what we believe is the single most important thing our community can do to strengthen the local and regional  economy, attract cutting edge businesses and high paying jobs,boost tourism, raise the Grand Valley’s national and international profile,  enhance real estate values, and so ensure the protection of our national resource it would take an act of Congress to change its designation or boundaries.   The City of Fruita preceeded Grand Junction with its own resolution of support and we expect other announcements of support to follow in the next few weeks.

GVCNP members will soon make a presentation to Club 20’s Tourism Committee, among others.  We would be happy to make a presentation to your organization or group as well or simply answer questions.   As we endeavor to engage our entire community in this history making effort and add to our rapidly growing base of support from business leaders and citizens we promise to keep you posted every step of the way!

Thank you for your letters of support to our lawmakers.  Please remember to share the sample letter with your family, friends, and colleagues via e-mail or Facebook so everyone who loves our monument will have the opportunity to add their name to this   historic effort and help make the Colorado National Monument America’s 60th National Park.  Below are links to Senator Udall’s and Congressman Tipton’s comment page where you can cut then paste your letter.

Bringing the nation’s 60th national park to our valley, simply put, is a really, really big deal.  John Otto’s blood, sweat and tears laid the groundwork for this trail we’re on, thank you for helping to build the next link, and giving generations to come a solid path to follow.



Grand Valley Region Citizen’s for a National Park