As the former City Councilwoman for District 5 in Colorado Springs, Jill Gaebler is a constant advocate for a connected and safe community. During her eight years on City Council, Jill focused her work on multimodal transportation, housing density, downtown development and local food production.
Prior to her Council service, Jill spent six years as the Development Director at Greccio Housing, a local affordable housing nonprofit. Additionally, she co-founded Colorado Springs Charter Academy, a public school in District 5. She has served on many community boards, including the Pikes Peak Library District’s Board of Trustees, the Downtown Development Authority, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, the Colorado Municipal League, Homeward Pikes Peak and the Front Range Passenger Rail Commission.
Jill arrived in Colorado Springs in 2000 after serving seven years in the Air Force as a contracting officer. She and her husband of 31 years live in the Patty Jewett neighborhood. Their two young adult children both currently reside in Colorado Springs, for which Jill is very proud. Jill received her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Arizona.