Cami Bremer, El Paso County Commissioner, District 5
Our regional community partners and elected officials have a long-standing tradition of being “team players” with our national defense, and we’ve carried that forward in our support of the newest branch of the United States Armed Forces. Together we have pushed the limits and gone to new frontiers to create a place where businesses thrive, military communities are welcomed, and governments work together to serve all. We are honored to welcome and reaffirm our commitment to those called to serve in the newest branch of the US military—Space Command, welcome home.
Carrie Geitner, El Paso County Commissioner District 2
I am pleased with the decision to keep Space Command in Colorado Springs, with its strategic location, infrastructure, and highly skilled workforce already in place to support the mission. I believe that maintaining Space Command in Colorado Springs will not only benefit our national security efforts but also contribute to the local economy and strengthen the existing partnerships with the military and aerospace industries.
Holly Williams, El Paso County Commissioner District 1
The announcement to retain Space Command in Colorado Springs further validates the idea that El Paso County is a great place for our military families to live and work. This affirmation of the region’s ability to serve large infrastructure is key to bringing even greater opportunities to the area. As always, we will continue to work closely with our community partners and elected officials to provide the best future for our residents.
Stan VanderWerf, El Paso County Commissioner District 3
I am absolutely thrilled with the decision to keep U.S. Space Command in its home in Colorado Springs. I am also pleased that the decision-makers recognized that keeping U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs is best for our nation’s taxpayers and security. This success is the result of the hard work of many organizations, elected officials, and staff members. I’d like to thank the entire Colorado delegation including Congress Doug Lamborn and Senators Bennett and Hickenlooper as well as the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County Team and the Chamber and EDC for their hard work and collaboration.
Longinos Gonzalez, Jr., El Paso County Commissioner District 4
The decision to retain Space Command in Colorado Springs reflects a prioritization of national defense and is a testament to the strong partnerships and collaboration between the local community and the armed forces. We have a long-standing connection with our military family and are proud to support the men and women serving Space Command. While Alabama also has much to offer, Space Command belongs right here in Colorado Springs.