Director of Housing | Town of Vail
George Ruther is the Director of Housing in Vail, Colorado with more than 25 years of mountain resort community experience. Since its creation in 2018, the Housing Department has helped the community realize a 51% increase in the total number of deed-restricted homes in Vail. The availability and affordability of housing remains, however, the #1 most critical issue facing the Vail community.
Housing Colorado recognized Ruther for innovation in affordable housing with the 2019 Eagle Award acknowledging his work to ensure safe, fair, and affordable housing for all Coloradans.
Ruther earned a B.S. degree in Public Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado. He is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association, HousingColorado and the Urban Land Institute.