Emily Tracy is an adjunct faculty member for Colorado Mountain College, teaching in their Sustainability program. She also works part-time for a nonprofit, and co-leads the Conflict Resolution Coalition of Summit County. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in environmental management. Emily has worked in child and adult protective services, the courts, a police department, and served for eight years as an elected City Council member in Cañon City, building partnerships with business and community leaders to promote economic development. She has served on the Summit County Countywide Planning Commission since 2006, and is a Summit County Alternate to the Board of Club 20. She has past work experience with the Summit Chamber of Commerce, and co-chaired the Summit Chamber Legislative Affairs Council.
Emily Tracy has spent her career working to give Colorado children a brighter future. In her 20 years working in child protection in Colorado, she helped design and implement Colorado’s foster care review system, which ensures that children in foster homes do not get left behind. She brought her expertise in child protection to the board of Colorado Court Appointed Special Advocates, which finds and trains volunteer child advocates so that Colorado’s most vulnerable children have a voice in our judicial system. Emily worked several years for The Adoption Exchange, supporting Colorado adoptive families. Emily has experience as a mediator, is a former trainer in conflict resolution, and worked to expand court-based mediation services in her four years with the Colorado Judicial Branch.
A Colorado resident since 1965, Emily has lived in rural Colorado since 1977, and is an 11-year resident of Breckenridge. Emily lives with her husband Del Bush, a businessman and a Republican, and has two children and two grandchildren.