Open Space & Trails Board of Trustees

The Open Space and Trails Board of Trustees is a policy/advisory board for Pitkin County. Five trustees are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners; each represents a commissioner district. Each trustee serves a five-year term without pay and may not hold any other county or municipal office or be employed by the county or a municipality. Board meetings generally begin at 9 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Quarterly meetings with the Board of County Commissioners typically begin at 11 a.m. on a Tuesday. Meetings generally last 3 to 5 hours. Contact OST office at 920-5223 for additional information.

Our Mission

The mission of the Open Space and Trails program is to acquire, preserve, maintain and manage open space properties for multiple purposes including, but not limited to, recreational, wildlife, agricultural, scenic and access purposes; and to acquire, preserve, develop, maintain and manage trails for similar purposes. The program was founded in 1990 with the passage of a Pitkin County property tax devoted to acquiring open spaces and developing trails. The program has since conserved more than 20,000 acres, either as open space or through conservation easements. In addition, it maintains some 84 miles of trails and 60 miles of Nordic trails.


District 1:  Graeme Means
210 South Galena St., #23; Aspen, CO 81611
April 1, 2027 term expires

District 2:  Howie Mallory
211 E. Hallam St., Aspen, CO 81611
April 1, 2024 term expires

District 3: Amy Barrow
196 Riverdown Drive, Aspen, CO 81611
April 1, 2023 term expires

District 4: Michael Kinsley
100 Merrill Lane, Snowmass, CO 81654
April 1, 2025 term expires

District 5: Wayne Ives
0298 South Bill Creek Road, Carbondale, CO 81623
April 1, 2026 term expires

Trustee email contact

Contact Pitkin County Elections at 970-429-2709 to determine your Board of County Commissioners district.

Governing Documents

Article XIII of the Home Rule Charter
Adopted Policies