Tonight the City of Aspen named Howie Mallory the 2010
Volunteer of the Year.
The honor was announced at the 2010 Boards and Commissions
Volunteer Party at the Wheeler Opera House. All city volunteers were invited to
attend to honor their dedication and volunteerism.
“Mr. Mallory one of the original members of the Open Space
Board and has served for more than eight years on the board. His strong
financial background and professionalism have been incredibly beneficial to the
board’s budget responsibilities, but any of his fellow board members will
attest that it’s also his wonderful sense of humor that makes him such a joy to
work with,” said Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland.
Through his work on the Open Space Board, Mallory has helped
to advocate for and acquire over 663 acres of open space, as well as pioneer 20
new pedestrian trail projects.
Mallory has also served on the Nordic Council for more than
20 years and was instrumental in the creation of the Nordic Trails Master Plan
and the re-authorization of the voter-approved Pitkin County Mill Levy, which
insures a solid funding base for the Nordic trails operation.
“He is the inspiration for numerous trail connections, but
he also gets his hands dirty. He helped with the planting of over 50 trees on
the Aspen Golf Course,” Ireland said.
One of Mallory’s latest ways of contributing to Aspen is by
serving on the City’s Financial Advisory Board. He has used his extensive financial
background and knowledge to advise the City on the Wheeler expansion project,
financial policies and the 2010 and 2011 budgets.
“We are honored to have a citizen such as Howie Mallory in
this community, and for these and many other reasons, he is our 2010 Volunteer
of the Year,” said Ireland.