This is the program presentation by James G. Toepfer recorded on March 21, 2016 by the Highlands Ranch Historical Society in the course of their historical documentation of the Highlands Ranch area

James G. Toepfer served as the first President of the Colorado Division of Mission Viejo, from 1978 until his retirement in the late 1980’s. Jim and his team were responsible for transforming this basically empty ranch land of 22,000 acres into the vibrant homeowner-centric community of Highlands Ranch. This presentation recounts many of the fascinating events, people, and decisions during those early days of development.



Videographer: Mark Stevenson, Project Director for the Highlands Ranch Oral History Project,
Program: HR Then & Now: Birth Of The Master Planned Community.
Filmed at the Highlands Ranch Mansion