Councilor Colin Van Ostern
Colin Van Ostern was elected by his fellow New Hampshire citizens in 2012 to represent Executive Council District Two in Concord, NH. He ran for the office with a goal of supporting the creation of good jobs and strong communities, with more focus on economic growth and less government interference in our personal lives.
In addition to his work on the Executive Council, Colin currently works at Southern New Hampshire University's "College for America, " where he has helped launch an innovative, high quality college degree program designed specifically for working adults and employers facing workforce skills gaps. He worked previously as a business manager at Stonyfield Farm, and as a business consultant helping more than 30 nonprofits and local small businesses grow and strengthen our communities.
He earned an MBA in general management from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in Hanover, NH and a BA from The George Washington University with a concentration in International Security Policy.
Colin lives in Concord with his wife Kristyn, and two children.
Represents the cities and towns of Acworth, Alstead, Barnstead, Belmont, Boscawen, Bradford, Canterbury, Charlestown, Chesterfield, Dublin, Durham, Farmington, Gilmanton, Gilsum, Goshen, Hancock, Harrisville, Henniker, Hinsdale, Hopkinton, Langdon, Lempster, Madbury, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, Newbury, Northfield, Rollinsford, Roxbury, Salisbury, Stoddard, Strafford, Sullivan, Surry, Sutton, Unity, Walpole, Warner, Washington, Webster, Westmoreland, and Winchester, and the cities of Concord, Dover, Franklin, Keene, Rochester, and Somersworth.
For additional information on the cities and towns in this district, go to www.nh.gov/municipal/.