About Kit

Catherine “Kit” Roupe has dedicated her life to family, protecting our freedoms and working to make our community a better place.

As State Representative for House District 17, Kit Roupe was honored and humbled to serve the community. Thank you for your trust and confidence.

As a member of our military, Kit took an oath to defend our Constitution. That is a commitment she takes seriously and has worked tirelessly in the Colorado legislature to ensure your rights are protected.

She is a veteran whose children currently serve in our military, and is a fierce advocate for veterans, active military, and their families. She continues to ensure we embrace and welcome veterans into our community.

A Colorado Springs resident of almost 40 years, Kit’s roots to the community are deep. From her service with the transportation advisory board to her homeowner’s association, she is making Colorado Springs a better place.

She holds a business degree and masters from UCCS. Kit has built a successful small business from the ground up. She knows firsthand the burden of excessive government intrusion and fights to empower business owners and individuals to succeed.

Kit Roupe is working to ensure that southeast Colorado Springs is no longer forgotten and once again has representation that fights for them in Denver.

Education

  • MPA, Public Administration, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2013
  • BSBA, Organization Management/Personal Management, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1988

Public Service Experience

  • Board of Directors, Global Villages Academy, CS, School Board, 2013-2014
  • Member, Business Affairs and Labor Committee, Colorado State House of Representatives, 2015-2016
  • Member, Finance Committee, Colorado State House of Representatives, 2015-2016
  • Representative, Colorado State House of Representatives, District 17, 2014-2016
  • Chair, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, Citizens Advisory Committee, 2005-2006
  • First Vice Chair, Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, 2014
  • Member, Finance Committee, Colorado State House of Representatives, 2015-2016
  • Member, Legislative Watch, Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance/Chamber, 2011-2014
  • Member, Citizens Advisory Committee, Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, 2009-2010, 2014
  • Member/Chair, 4th Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission, 2001-2007
  • Member, Citizens Advisory Committee, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, 1999-2005

Awards

  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Aunt Kit Pet Nanny has received achievement recognition four years in a row
  • Numerous certificates of appreciation over the years

Professional Experience

  • Board of Directors, Global Village Academy, 2013-2014
  • President/Chief Executive Officer, Hanf Enterprises, Limited Liability Company, 2013-present
  • Owner, Planning Consultant, 2013-present
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2013-2015
  • Owner, Aunt Kit Pet Nanny, 2011-present
  • Project Manager/Senior Community Planner/Military Master Planner, Henningson, Durham and Richardson, Incorporated (HDR), 2008-2011
  • Community Planner/Cultural Resources Manager, J&J Maintenance, 2001-2005
  • Military Community Planner, CH2M Hill Academy Services, 2005-2008
  • Environmental Planner, CH2M Hill, Transportation Division, 1999-2001
  • Planner, Nakata Planning Group, 1990-1998
  • Crew Leader, Department of Revenue, United States Census, 1989-1990
  • Civil Service, Department of Defense, 1978-1989
  • SP5, E-5, United States Army, Honorably Discharged, Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, 1974-1977

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • Southcentral Representative, American Planning Assoc, Colorado Chapter, 2014-present
  • Member, Project Management Institute (PMI), 2013-present
  • Member, American Association of Public Administrators (ASPA), 2011-2015
  • Secretary, Lakewood Townhome Association, 2011-present
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), 1999-2015
  • Member, American Planning Association, Colorado Chapter, 1998-2015
  • Member, Southern Colorado Womens Chamber of Commerce, 2013-2014, 2018-present
  • Precinct Leader, El Paso County Republican Party, 1997-2008
  • Member, Heritage Trust, 2001-2008
  • Member, Society of College and University Planners (SCUP), 2001-2008
  • Member, Denver Botanical Gardens, 1993-2001

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