Roland Mason was born and raised right here in the Gunnison Valley. He went to elementary school in Crested Butte and attended Junior and High School in Gunnison. After graduating from Colorado State University in 1996, it was his love of the Valley that drew him back and he has lived here ever since. In 2009 Roland was elected to the Crested Butte Town Council where he served two terms, the second term as Mayor Pro-tem. Eight years of public service and a strong work ethic has helped prepare him for the County Commissioner position.
He currently lives near Crested Butte along with his wife, Melissa, and three daughters—Lyra, Aeris, and Xeyla—where he owns and operates a construction and snow-plowing business. As a small business owner, he understands the complexities and challenges of running a business in our unique economic and geographic climate. He understands the need for thoughtful economic growth, additional housing infrastructure, and improved transportation resources and believes these are key elements in making our community prosperous for people from all backgrounds.
As Commissioner, Roland currently serves as Chair of the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority (GVRHA), voting member of the Gunnison Valley Rural Transit Authority (RTA), Vice Chair for Region 10, and elected representative to a host of other boards and groups at the county, state, and federal level. In his free time, Roland can be found with his family enjoying the many wonderful outdoor activities that Gunnison County has to offer!
First Elected: November 2018, to take office January 2019.
Current Term Expiration: January 2023