Sara Ott is the City Manager for the City of Aspen, Colorado since 2019. She oversees a $120M in annual government operations through a diverse series of community services and capital projects ranging from renewal energy utilities, downtown vitality, affordable housing development, community development, parks and recreation, police, public transit and more. Prior to joining Aspen’s management team, she spent 18 years as a public servant in a variety of Midwest local governments.
Sara has a master of public administration degree from the University of Kansas and a bachelor degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. She is also a certified public manager by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and is a Director of the Colorado Insurance Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA).
When Sara’s not in the office, you can find her with her husband, young children, and dog taking advantage of the beautiful outdoor amenities in the Rocky Mountains.