Community Foundation of the San Luis Valley selects Medina as new Executive Director


ALAMOSA — The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of the San Luis Valley (CFSLV) recently announced it had unanimously chosen Jason Medina as the organization’s next Executive Director.

“I could not be more honored to lead this foundation,” Medina says. “The future of the San Luis Valley is strong and sustainable, largely due to the work of our nonprofits. I am proud to have the opportunity to promote the advancement of our nonprofit sector and help bring economic development to our communities while maintaining our cultural identities.”

Medina, who currently serves as the Director of the San Luis Valley Small Business Development Center, will succeed Mike Roque, the organization’s Executive Director of six years, on Feb. 1.

“After an exhaustive nationwide search, we are pleased to have found the best individual to assume leadership of our growing foundation,” said Flora Archuleta, the Chairperson of the CFSLV board of directors. “Jason has deep community roots in our valley and a strong public/private background. We are delighted he’s accepted the position.”

As a fourth-generation San Luis Valley native, Medina spent his childhood in his family-owned grocery store called “La Tiendita” in San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado. After graduating from Centennial High School in San Luis, he attended Adams State University, where he received a bachelor’s in psychology. He has a diverse background, including seven years in public education, six years in local government, and over 10 years in public housing. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Center.

“We are thrilled to have Jason on board,” said Roque, outgoing Executive Director of CFSLV. “He is a proven leader with deep roots and relationships in the valley, and the strong ability to expand on the success that our foundation has built over the past six years.”

Archuleta expressed the board’s gratitude to Roque as he departs as Executive Director. “Mike has been a driving force in creating a solid foundation that brings visibility to the Valley. He has developed strong relationships with major donors, and we have been honored to work with him.”