Jon Roberts is an experienced government administrator who served more than 17 years with the City of Victorville, California. Since In February of 2009, he became employed as a city manager in the ski town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In 2010, Jon Roberts had the honor of conducting the Hometown Heroes Parade as part of Steamboat Springs’ larger Hometown Heroes Celebration.
Held in downtown Steamboat Springs on April 2, 2010, the Hometown Heroes Celebration was a daylong event that provided a warm welcome home for the city’s returning Winter Olympians. The festivities began at 2pm when the gold-winning Nordic Combined Team paid visits to several local schools. As the afternoon progressed, the city sponsored a public meet-and-greet with a number of successful Olympians, including gold and silver medalist Bill Demong and triple silver medalist Johnny Spillane. The Hometown Heroes Celebration culminated in an elaborate downtown parade that featured the world’s only skiing band and horse-drawn sleighs carrying Olympic athletes and coaches.