Michael Scanlon bio

In 2016, upon realizing my hometown, Commerce City, didn’t have a Chamber of Commerce, I set out to fix it. I launched the Commerce City Chamber of Commerce by signing up 100 businesses in 100 days.


With the Chamber firmly established, I moved forward on a grander scale, launching 20/20 Growth Conferences and combining two of my biggest passions – innovation and good effective governance.


All my life I’ve been obsessed with making the world a better place. But “Change Agent” wasn’t available as a major at Virginia Tech in the late ’80’s! With 20/20 Growth Conferences, I create a platform for all of us interested in the future to participate in its design.


I’ve lived on Commerce City’s north range for 10 years and counting, where my wife and I are raising four incredible children ages 19, 15, 14 and 10.


Some of my other notable accomplishments – so far:

  • Currently serve as a Director on the South Adams County Water & Sanitation District Board, overseeing a $500M enterprise serving clean drinking water to 55,000 of my neighbors on a $32M a year budget.
  • Wrote Confessions of a Mutual Fund Salesman in the midst of an 8 year career in Financial Services.
  • Currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Adams 14 Education Foundation, and the Commerce City Rotary Club.
  • Tweeted out the entire essay “Law of Compensation” by Ralph Waldo Emerson @EmersonsLaw. Start at the “bottom” with the first tweet to read the essay in order, or just scroll through to find a great nugget of Emerson’s wisdom to share with the world.
  • Built an on-line course titled How To Start A Chamber.
  • Launched 20/20 Growth Conferences July 1, 2019 to create a platform for thought leaders and other entrepreneurs and innovators to work with and guide public policy officials tasked with maintaining public safety.
  • Produced the Cannabis Public Policy Conference on March 5-6, 2020.

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