FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [May 5, 2020 | Grand Junction, CO] – The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) is pleased to announce that executive director Robin Brown has been accepted into the Gates Family Foundation Public Leadership Fellowship at Harvard University. Due to COVID-19, this year’s program is rescheduled for 2021. Robin is scheduled to attend the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program in July 2021 at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass.

According to Harvard Kennedy School, “the program is a three-week educational experience which brings together a diverse group of prominent public leaders – all working to find solutions to the critically important challenges they face and lead their communities, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations toward effective results.”

“It is a huge honor to be accepted into this fellowship program and learn from the world-renowned faculty at Harvard Kennedy School,” said Brown. “I look forward to bringing new ideas and inspiration back to our Grand Valley community, which is critically important, especially during this time of economic crisis.”

About Robin Brown
Robin Brown has been the executive director for GJEP since December 2017. Previously, Brown worked as the Event Management Director for the Grand Junction Business Improvement District and led a $9 million fundraising campaign for The Historic Avalon Theatre in downtown Grand Junction. A decorated U.S. Army veteran, Brown is a serial entrepreneur, regular speaker and contributor to The Daily Sentinel.

About the Grand Junction Economic Partnership
The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) works to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in Colorado’s Grand Valley by supporting high-impact capital investment and job creation. Operating as a 501(c)3, GJEP administers incentive programs and offers services free of charge to organizations interested in relocation or expansion in the cities of Grand Junction and Fruita, the town of Palisade and surrounding communities of Mesa County. Visit for more information.