Flo Raitano

Director of Partnership Development and Innovation

Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)

A third-generation Colorado native, Dr. Raitano received her BA cum laude in Psychology from UC Boulder and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from CSU, Ft. Collins.  She was twice elected Mayor of Dillon, Colorado. Appointed by Governor Romer to the State Water Quality Control Commission, she served a total of six years.  She was the founding Executive Director for the Colorado Rural Development Council,

Dr. Raitano has served on both the Economic Advisory Council and the Community Development Advisory Council for the 10th District Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  She served 12 years on the Board of Directors for the Rural Community Assistance Corporation and chaired the Board for the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology, now known as Manufacturer’s Edge.  She served as the first executive director for the I-70 Mountain Corridor Coalition and was appointed by Governor Ritter to serve on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Blue Ribbon Panel on Transportation Finance and Implementation.  Dr. Raitano also served 16 years on the Summit St. Anthony’s Medical Center Board of Directors, the last 8 years as Board Chair during the development, construction, opening and expansion of the hospital in Frisco, CO.

Currently, Dr. Raitano serves as the Director of Partnership Development and Innovation for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).  She has been with DRCOG since August of 2013 and has held four different positions while at DRCOG, including a 6-month stint as acting Executive Director. In late 2018, she was invited by Governor-elect Polis to serve on his transition team to assist in the selection of new cabinet secretaries for CDOT and DOLA. 

Flo Raitano

Director of Partnership Development and Innovation

Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)

A third-generation Colorado native, Dr. Raitano received her BA cum laude in Psychology from UC Boulder and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from CSU, Ft. Collins.  She was twice elected Mayor of Dillon, Colorado. Appointed by Governor Romer to the State Water Quality Control Commission, she served a total of six years.  She was the founding Executive Director for the Colorado Rural Development Council,

Dr. Raitano has served on both the Economic Advisory Council and the Community Development Advisory Council for the 10th District Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.  She served 12 years on the Board of Directors for the Rural Community Assistance Corporation and chaired the Board for the Colorado Association for Manufacturing and Technology, now known as Manufacturer’s Edge.  She served as the first executive director for the I-70 Mountain Corridor Coalition and was appointed by Governor Ritter to serve on the Technical Advisory Committee for the Blue Ribbon Panel on Transportation Finance and Implementation.  Dr. Raitano also served 16 years on the Summit St. Anthony’s Medical Center Board of Directors, the last 8 years as Board Chair during the development, construction, opening and expansion of the hospital in Frisco, CO.

Currently, Dr. Raitano serves as the Director of Partnership Development and Innovation for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG).  She has been with DRCOG since August of 2013 and has held four different positions while at DRCOG, including a 6-month stint as acting Executive Director. In late 2018, she was invited by Governor-elect Polis to serve on his transition team to assist in the selection of new cabinet secretaries for CDOT and DOLA.