Welcome new City Councilmember
Royal Hills resident Ron Cole won election to the City Council of Castle Pines and is the only new member of the council following the November 7 election. When asked what he is looking forward to working on as his term begins, Cole said, “Responsible growth, water conservation, and business growth.”
Cole and his wife of 62 years, Pam, have two sons, one living in Broomfield and the other in Seattle. He cited the people and recreation opportunities as his favorite things about living in Castle Pines. Cole enjoys riding his bicycle around Castle Pines and other Colorado areas, hiking, reading and scale model aircraft building.
After serving in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence analyst, Cole began a career with the National Security Agency. His government service culminated in several assignments supporting other agencies in the intelligence community. Cole then went on to establish a consulting practice focused on advising intelligence agencies.
After arriving in Colorado, Cole served as a board member of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, as a technical advisor to the Colorado Office of Economic Development, and as a member of the Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, earned an M.A. from Salve Regina University, and attended the Naval War College.
Cole added that his transition onto the city council has been “outstanding,” thanks to the great staff at the City of Castle Pines. One of Cole’s council goals is interaction with the folks in District 2. “If they see me at our local King Soopers, I am hoping they will say ‘howdy,’ and if the want to chat, let’s get a cup of coffee at The Exchange, Starbucks, or Ziggi’s,” he stated.
By Bear Rothe, photo courtesy of Ron Cole