What is One Riverfront?

For more than thirty years, One Riverfront is the volunteer board that works collaboratively with partners to foster community stewardship and enhance the Colorado and Gunnison river corridors. Described as a string of pearls, the community amenities of the corridor is comprised of county lands, city parks, state parks and wildlife areas and even private lands with special easements to allow public access to the trail system.

Our Vision

A Colorado River system that is a centerpiece of the Grand Valley for ecologic, economic, cultural, and recreational values.

Meeting Agenda and Minutes

What We Do

The Colorado Riverfront Trail System celebrates and preserves the cottonwood groves, wetlands, cattail marshes, gravel bars and islands of the Colorado (originally the Grand) and the Gunnison Rivers. The junction of these two mighty rivers provides a beautiful and rich habitat for wildlife and riparian vegetation in an otherwise arid region.

The Riverfront trail system connects to several other trails within the Grand Valley. It is hoped that someday there will be a statewide trail system that will link communities via rivers and historic transportation routes.

Privately Funded

These trail systems are NOT publicly funded but rather a community stewardship with many varied partners. One Riverfront works with Grand Valley governments, public individuals and groups, and agencies to build, nourish, and connect the corridor and trail system. Once trails are built, the towns and county generously provide long-term maintenance. This is a community effort and all our partners deserve the credit. We also provide small grants to advocates and organizers of various projects that support our mission.

Board of Directors


Meeting Schedule


One Riverfront

Dr. J. Fred Barbero – Co-Chair
Term Expires:  08/23
Catherine Ventling – Co-Chair
Term Expires:  08/22
Dave Bastian
Term Expires:  08/22
Rondo Bueschler
Term Expires:  08/23
Thea Chase, Town of Palisade – Ex-Officio
Elaine “Laney” Heath
Term Expires:  08/22
Marc Mancuso, City of Fruita – Ex- Officio
Lou Patterson
Term Expires:  08/22
Jamie Porta
Term Expires:  0824
Jennifer Reyes
Term Expires:  08/23
Rick Taggert – City of Grand Junction Ex-Officio
Joel Sholtes
Term Expires:  08/23
David Varner
Term Expires:  08/24

Colorado Riverfront Foundation, Inc.

Dennis DeVore
Dr. William Findlay
Mark Gardner
John Gormley
Will Hutchins
Dr. Paul Jones
Patrick Kennedy
Brian Mahoney
Kurt Mill
Paul Nelson – Chair
William D. Prakken
Katie Steele
Brad Taylor
Lenna Watson

ORF/Foundation Staff

Michele Rohrbach


2023 Meeting Schedule 

Monday, February 13, 2023

Monday, April 10, 2023

Monday June 12, 2023

Monday, August 14, 2023

Monday, October 9, 2023

Monday, December 11, 2023

Meetings are held at 544 Rood Avenue, First Floor Conference Room (old Courthouse side), on the second Monday of every other month unless noted.

Enter building using ADA door off of 6th Street (east side of the building).

For questions about the meetings or One Riverfront, call the One Riverfront office at 970-683-4333.