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Elect Ann Mullins for Aspen Mayor 2019

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Open Minded, Dedicated, & Effective

Intelligent, strong, balanced leadership to preserve what we love and effect change where it is needed.

Elect Ann Mullins for Aspen Mayor 2019

The Issues

Affordable Housing

We have a large inventory and strong program but we need to work on better management, governance, and inventory.

Partnerships

This is a challenging time for local governments and Aspen would benefit from more and better collaborations beginning with Pitkin County.

Climate Change and Our Natural Environment

Our strong efforts and programs of the past need to be continued and strengthened, including addressing transportation issues, emissions and recycling.

Responsible and Controlled Growth

Development pressure will not decrease in the City.  City Council needs to direct growth where it is appropriate, stop it where it is not needed or wanted, and ensure that developers mitigate fully what is required by the city.

News

About Ann

Before calling Aspen her home, Ann grew up in southern Illinois and then Chicago where she spent several years at the University of Chicago Lab School and then New Trier High School. In 1971, after earning a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Wells College in Aurora, NY, Ann relocated to Aspen and spent three years waitressing, hiking, learning to ski, and just being outdoors. Her love of the environment and the outdoors inspired her to return to school to pursue an advanced degree in landscape architecture. In 1979, she graduated with a Master of Landscape Architecture from Utah State University.

Ann began her career in Boston and worked on both coasts before co-founding Civitas, one of Colorado’s most respected landscape architecture and planning firms in 1984. After 20 years at Civitas, Ann became Campus Landscape Architect at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

In 2006, she returned to Aspen and founded the landscape architecture firm, wjmdesign.

She served the citizens of Aspen as a member on Aspen’s Historic Preservation Commission. Ann Mullins was elected to the Aspen City Council in 2013 and has served for the past 6 years.

Ann has two sons, Matt Johnson, who currently lives with his wife in London, and Will Johnson, her beloved son who sadly passed away in 2015.

As a longtime resident of Aspen, Ann understands the importance of managing growth. As a landscape architect, she understands the importance of addressing environmental issues. She works as a public servant because she knows she can make a difference, and as a business owner, she knows how to get things done.

Civic Involvement

2017 to Present Mayor Pro Tem, City of Aspen City Council, Aspen, CO
2017 to Present Re-elected Council Member, City of Aspen City Council, Aspen, CO
2013 to 2017 Council Member, City of Aspen City Council, Aspen, CO
2017 to Present Colorado Municipal League
2015 to Present Roaring Fork Transportation Authority
2013 to Present Pitkin County Board of Health
2013 to Present Pitkin County Noxious Weed Board
2013 to Present Ruedi Water and Power Authority
2013 to 2018 Red Brick Council of the Arts

Professional Experience

2009 to Present Principal, wjmdesign,llc, Aspen, CO
2006 to 2007 Landscape Architect, Designworkshop, Aspen, CO
2003 to 2006 Campus Landscape Architect, CU Boulder, Boulder, CO
1984 to 2004 Principal, Civitas, Inc., Denver, CO
1980 to 1984 Associate, Sasaki Associates, Inc., Watertown, MA
1980 Associate, Carol R. Johnson Associates, Cambridge, MA
1977 to 1980 Landscape Architect, Jones & Jones, Inc., Seattle, WA
1976 to 1977 Landscape Architect, Roy Mann Associates, Cambridge, MA
1975 Landscape Architect Intern, Novak/Carlson Associates, Chicago,IL