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An executive leader with more than three decades of professional experience, Jon Roberts has established himself as a highly skilled public manager and civil engineer. Roberts presently works for Steamboat Springs, Colorado, as the municipality’s City Manager. In this capacity, he successfully directs capital improvement projects, oversees the city’s relationships with local businesses and tourist sites, and has acquired more than $12 million in grants. Prior to accepting his current position in 2009, Roberts devoted nearly 20 years of work to the City of Victorville, California. Initially hired by the municipality as city engineer in 1992, he subsequently served for a decade as the city manager. Committed to professional development, Jon Roberts is an active member of the International City Managers Association. Licensed as a professional land surveyor and as a professional civil engineer, Roberts also belongs to the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs. At the onset of his professional career, Roberts worked for Peter Kiewit Sons, a major construction business based in Arcadia, California. In his position as a project superintendent for this company, he maintained responsibility for the development and execution of major government, public works, and private-sector projects. In 1987, he transitioned to his inaugural role in the public sector, and dedicated five years of service as a field engineer for the City of San Bernardino. As an undergraduate student, Jon Roberts attended California State Polytechnic University, where he studied civil engineering and completed a bachelor of science degree in 1982. He subsequently engaged in advanced business coursework at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. An outdoors enthusiast, Roberts dedicates his leisure time to activities including skiing, scuba diving, and flying airplanes.

The 2010 Steamboat Springs Hometown Heroes Celebration

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.


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Trails in Steamboat Springs

Formerly the city engineer and city manager of Victorville, California, Jon Roberts thenserved as the city manager for Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In this position, Jon Roberts has improved many of the region’s open spaces, such as Emerald Mountain and the Yampa River.

Along with being the home to a world-class ski resort, Steamboat Springs offers other attractions for the outdoors enthusiast. Hikers, bikers and horseback riders can traverse 55 miles of trail systems that take them through the city’s natural environment. The three major trails systems in Steamboat Springs are Howelsen Hill, Spring Creek, and Yampa River Core Trail.

1. Howelsen Hill- With Emerald Mountain in the background, users can go through 24 miles of trail specially designed for non-motorized recreational use. Two lanes allow for easy passage of pedestrians, equestrians, and bicyclists.

2. Yampa River Core Trail- Following the Yampa River, this path takes hikers from Steamboat Springs to Bear River Park. During the walk, they can witness cottonwood trees, beaches, and picnic spots. Although the primary trail continues for approximately 7 miles, users can continue their journey through numerous side paths or relax at parks and playgrounds.

3. Spring Creek- At 5.2 miles, the Spring Creek Trail offers hikers and bikers more opportunities to experience Colorado’s pristine beauty. A single track for much of the walk, it provides access to Routt National Forest and Dry Lake Campground.


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Air Force Career Opportunities in Air Traffic Control

Jon Roberts was city manager of Victorville between 1999 and 2009, before moving to the position as city manager of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With two sons serving in the U.S. Air Force, Jon Roberts and his wife have been actively involved in sponsoring cadets at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Air-traffic control operations specialists are responsible for the flow of traffic both in the air and at the airport. Operators often control airspaces of up to 50,000 square miles, and simultaneously facilitate smooth operations by airport staff. They must master the art of communication by two-way radio, for both daily operations and emergency situations. Additionally, air-traffic control specialists must understand weather conditions, instrumental landing technology, radar systems, visual light-gun systems, airfield lighting, and complex computer systems thoroughly.

The position is well-suited to men and women who enjoy working with technology and solving complex logistical problems. Joining the Air Force to be an air-traffic control operations specialist involves military training, followed by specific technical training. Graduates obtain a degree in Airway Science, as well as certification by the Federal Aviation Administration for international work.



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