He’s the second member of the Colorado Springs business community to throw his hat in the ring, following real estate broker/developer Tim Leigh.
Gilmore is the CEO of Shape Technologies, which, according to the company’s Web site, “provides innovative system solutions for complex space defense threat detection and warning systems, satellite system operations, information operations, intelligence and sensor operations, systems mission analysis, defense systems architecture, modeling & simulation, and war gaming support. Our customers include Air Force Space Command, the National Military Command Center, US Strategic Command, US Northern Command, The Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and US Pacific Command.”
Shape Technologies was founded in Colorado Springs during 2000, and opened a second office in Orlando, Fla., during 2009.
Recently elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Gilmore was involved in the creation of a special court in El Paso County for war veterans who commit nonviolent crimes.
“I am honored to be the first director elected to specifically bring a business perspective to the board,” Gilmore said. “Our veterans have sacrificed so much – the Veteran’s Treatment Courts are designed to help ensure our mentally traumatized veterans are not left behind.”
Gilmore said he believes voters have lost trust in city leaders.
“Rebuilding trust is the most important issue now,” Gilmore said of his candidacy, “Trust has been broken between city leaders and the community. Right now, I’m spending a lot of time talking and listening. Our first job is to improve the economy, and then it’ll be time to re-engage and decide where we’re going as a community.”