John (Chip) Taylor
John (Chip) Taylor has worked in the Colorado public policy and government relations environment for three decades. He is an expert in issue management, effective messaging, and coalition building. A recovering attorney, he also specializes in policy analysis and regulatory issues.
Chip has professionally immersed himself in Colorado policy for most of his career. As a young lawyer for the Colorado General Assembly, he focused primarily on tax, finance, election, and education law, including implementation of the TABOR and Great Outdoors Colorado constitutional amendments.
For over 20 years, Chip was a spokesperson for Colorado’s county commissioners, at one time or another covering virtually every topic of county interest. Ultimately, Chip served 8 years as the executive director of Colorado Counties, Inc., the statewide association of county commissioners, elevating the visibility and influence of Colorado’s counties in both regional and national organizations.
Chip also served as the county administrator for Ouray County in 1998 and 1999, and as executive director of the county insurance pools until 2022.
He received both his bachelor’s degree and his law degree from Pepperdine University and practiced civil litigation in Southern California before moving to Colorado in 1992.