MacRavey is no stranger to Colorado. He served three years as Executive Director to the Larimer-Weld COG and seven years as Executive Director of the Colorado Municipal League. During his tenure with the Larimer-Weld COG, he was responsible for developing and guiding the early stages of the Larimer-Weld “208” Water Quality Management Planning effort. In 1970, MacRavey served as Chairman of the Colorado Good Government Committee for the promotion of the State Constitutional Amendments One (Governor’s Cabinet), Two (State Civil Service Reorganization) and Three (Local Government Modernization). All three amendments were approved overwhelmingly by the people of Colorado. In addition, MacRavey was involved in six other statewide initiative campaigns and was successful in all six campaigns.
In 1999, MacRavey was named the nineteenth recipient of the “Wayne N. Aspinall Water Leader of the Year Award.” MacRavey has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Master of Science degree (in public administration) from the University of Colorado - Boulder. During the Korean conflict, he served with the U.S. Navy.