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Mayor Pinkham

William C. "Bill" Pinkham

Term Expires:  April 2016

970-586-0992 (H)



Bill grew up on a farm in Massachusetts and graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Economics.  Following three years as an officer in the Air Force, he took a job in paper sales with a manufacturer that was acquired by a global forest products company.


Bill and Sue's love of the mountains and nature brought them permanently to Estes Park in 2000 after vacationing here for several years, and both rapidly became involved in the community. 


Bill spent several years as a market manager and 25 years as a Manager of Planning and Analysis.  Bill also was a member of the corporate marketing committee and the new products development team.  He was also responsible for the Marketing Communications Department, Technical Services Department, and Electronic Customer Communications.


Bill is a Member of the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission; Vice-Chairman of the Platte River Power Authority Board; and a member of the Embrace Northern Colorado Leadership Task Force.  In addition his community involvement includes:  Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Valley Land Trust, Estes Park Rotary Club, Estes Park Chorale, Rocky Mountain National Park Environmental Educational Dept., Larimer County Parks & Open Lands Naturalist, and Crossroads Ministry.


His strengths include leadership/supervisory experience, working toward team solutions to problems, knowledge/experience in analytical concepts and processes, works effectively with individuals of diverse background/interests, trained as a facilitator to help groups reach consensus/resolve conflict, remains composed while under pressure, able to respond to changing public expectations, and experience with the Estes Park retail community.


Bill is a trained facilitator who believes in win-win solutions to community/business problems.  He is accustomed to working with a team to achieve superior results.  He received high marks for his senior leader competencies from his manager, peers, and direct reports.  He is versatile, reliable, and objective.  He believes decisions should be based on the best information available and fair to all concerned.