Alex Sanchez is an analyst with Pitkin County Community Development. His work includes projects like digital permitting, data analysis, and growth management related to land use. He was born in Glenwood Springs and raised in Silt. His family ties stretch throughout the valley; his grandfather works for the City of Aspen and his father, Chef Oscar Sanchez at Miner’s Claim restaurant in Silt.
He did his undergrad at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, graduating with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Pre-Law. During his senior year, he interned with a state senator in the Colorado Legislature on policy work. His other internship work was with current Colorado Senator Hickenlooper during his Presidential bid. He is currently finishing his master’s degree at the University of Colorado Denver in public policy and local government.
Other non-profit work includes currently being on the Junior Achievement Roaring Fork Valley Board and formerly with Planning and Zoning in Silt, Co. For his hobbies, he enjoys running with his dog Sydney, fly-fishing on the river, or working in the garden during the summer with his girlfriend Ivett.