District 2, East Garfield County
Marianne Virgili is the retired CEO of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, after 32 years of service. During her tenure the GSCRA was named 2013 National Chamber of the Year, and the organization and community were recognized with several lifestyle, tourism and national awards.
In 1997 she was nominated by Colorado Gov. Roy Romer for a Daily Points of Light Award from President Bill Clinton for her work as a service mentor for high school students. She has served as national chair of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Institute for Organization Management and was named to the U.S. Chamber’s committee of 100 influential chamber leaders across the nation. She is past president of Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives and sat on regional and national chamber association boards. In 2018 Virgili earned the Glenwood Springs ATHENA award recognizing her efforts to inspire and mentor women.
She guided the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association in winning more than a dozen ballot initiatives involving taxes and bonding. Virtually every civic improvement in Glenwood Springs was made possible because of the chamber’s long-term commitment to education, transportation, infrastructure, cultural and quality of life projects.
On the state level she has served on the Colorado Film Commission and Colorado Creative Industries board. She currently serves on the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority. Locally she serves on the Boards of Directors for YouthEntity, the Valley View Hospital Foundation and Community Builders. She was elected to the Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees in November 2019.