For People. For Progress.
Pueblo is in My Heart and Soul
Taylor Voss was born and raised in Pueblo, and he is proud to have been shaped and molded by the culture and mentality of this community. He went to elementary school in District 70, and attended middle school in District and graduated from South High School. In 2016, he graduated manga cum laude from CSU-Pueblo earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in leadership studies. Taylor also comes from a family with a rich history in Pueblo County. His family first came to Pueblo in 1885, his great-grandpa worked at the Steel Mill, and his grandparents owned and operated three Baskin-Robbins ice cream stores in Pueblo for over 20 years.
Working to Move Pueblo Forward
After graduating from CSU-Pueblo in 2016, Taylor moved to Denver to work for a tech startup company. After three months, he realized it wasn’t where he was supposed to be; he wanted to come back to Pueblo to make a difference and have an impact on the community that meant so much to him. When Taylor returned to Pueblo he started working for the Small Business Development Center, where he helped people start their own businesses, and he founded the Startup Pueblo Meetup to help build an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Pueblo. He then moved to the Pueblo Triple Aim Corporation where he helped facilitate collaboration around issues like the opioid crisis and affordable housing. Taylor also joined numerous Boards and advisory councils to serve the community. These include serving as the President of the CSU-Pueblo Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Project (HARP) Foundation Board of Directors, the CSU-Pueblo Foundation Board of Directors, the Pueblo Community College President’s Advisory Council, and he is a member of Rotary 43.
A Community Leader
Taylor currently works as the Director of Development for Sangre de Cristo Community Care, where he has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the organization further its mission of providing hospice and palliative care to southern Colorado. In 2017, at 24 years old, Taylor was elected to the District 60 Board of Education and in 2019 was elected to serve as the President of the Board. During his term, District 60 was able to pass a $218 million bond, which was only the second bond passed in the last 40 years. The bond will lead to 5 brand new, state-of-the-art schools for the community, as well as significant upgrades and improvements to 11 other buildings throughout the district. District 60 also developed a master facilities plan, implemented a new strategic plan, improved their graduation rate with four consecutive years above the state average, and drastically reduced their dropout rate from 3.8% in 2015 to a recent low of 1.8%.