Jon Waschbusch serves as the County Manager for Montrose County as well the Director of the Government Affairs and Natural Resources Division. Jon's direct supervisory responsibilities include Public Health, Planning & Development, IT, Veterans' Services, Ecological Services, & GIS. In addition to his supervisory responsibilities, Mr. Waschbusch provides executive leadership assistance to the County Manager and Board of County Commissioners. Areas of emphasis include strategic initiatives, project management, long range planning and operational efficiency. Jon was the project lead for the creation of the Rimrocker Trail from Montrose to Moab, Utah.
Mr. Waschbusch holds a bachelor’s degree in public planning from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Colorado Denver. Jon has also earned an A.I.C.P. certification through the American Planning Association. Mr. Waschbusch has been a part of the Montrose County organization since 2005 and has served in various leadership roles during that time. Outside of county work, Jon has served on numerous boards, including as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the NuVista Federal Credit Union.