Board of Directors

Board Meetings

The Board meets on the second Tuesday of every month at Headquarters, located at 420 E. Hopkins Ave in Aspen, at 5:00 PM. If you have an issue or concern that you would like to bring before the Board, please contact our District Office (at least one week before the next meeting) at: (970) 925-5532, in order to be put on the agenda.

Board Members

John Ward, President

Parker Lathrop, Vice President

Dave (Wabs) Walbert, Treasurer

Steve Wertheimer, Secretary

Emily Taylor, Board Member









 §1-13.5-501, 1-13.5-1102(3), 32-1-905(2), C.R.S.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Aspen Fire Protection District of Pitkin County, Colorado.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 2nd day of May 2023, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  At that time, two directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms. Eligible electors of the Aspen Fire Protection District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO) through the website or by contacting:

                        Nikki Lapin

                        420 E Hopkins Avenue

                        Aspen, CO  81611



The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance is close of business (5:00pm MST) on February 24, 2023 (not less than 67 days before the election). 

Affidavit of Intent To Be A Write-In-Candidate forms must be submitted via email to the designated election official by the close of business (5:00pm MST) on Monday, February 27, 2023 (the sixty-fourth day before the election).

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, an application for an absentee ballot shall be filed with the designated election official via email no later than the close of business on Tuesday preceding the election, April 25, 2023.

Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form available in link below. Please email completed form back to

Upcoming Meeting(s)

The Regular Meeting of the Aspen Fire Board of Directors on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 5:00 pm.  

This meeting will be held in person at 420 E. Hopkins Ave., 3rd Floor conference room and virtually for members of the public that wish to attend.

To join the meeting, please go to:

Meeting ID: 818 6625 0163  Passcode: 365443.

For information on accessing the meeting, please contact the District Administrator, Nikki Lapin, at 925-5532 ext. 681 or email for assistance.


  1. Meeting called to order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval of Minutes
    1. Motion to approve minutes from Regular Meeting held December 13th, 2022.
  4. Public Comment
  5. AVFD Inc.
  6. North 40 Project Housing Project Update - Sebastian Wanatowicz
    1. Project Budget Update
    2. Project Contingency
    3. Allowance Reconciliation
  7. Wildfire Community Action Fund – Ali Hager Hammond
    1. Project and Funding Update
  8. Financials
    1. Monthly Financial Review
  9. Board Member Comments & Action Items
    1. Approve Resolution 2023 #01-01 Posting of Meetings
    2. Approve Resolution 2023-#01-02 Mail Ballot Election
    3. Approve Resolution 2022-#01-03 Appointing of Designated Election Official and Authorizing Designated Election Official
    4. Fire Chief 2023 contract
  10. Staff Report
    1. Fire Marshal/Prevention – Jan Legersky
    2. Operations Overview - Deputy Chief Andersen
    3. Training
    4. Recruiting
  11. CEO/Fire Chief & Good of District
  12. Old Business
    1. Woody Creek Project Update
  13. New Business

Board Meeting Archives

*Meeting recordings can be requested through the District Administrator by emailing

Transparency - Notice to Electors