The Mountain Pact works with nearly fifty mountain communities across eleven states in the West. Our work is often one on one with local elected officials, but our community is far-reaching and strong. These highlights provide insights and relatable stories.


Meet Todd Brown—Telluride, Colorado’s Mayor Pro Tem!

Todd Brown has a long history in Colorado; his family moved to Arvada in 1952 when the population was a modest 3,000 people. As many do, Todd first came to Telluride for the skiing.


Meet Bryan von Lossberg—Missoula, Montana’s City Council President!

Bryan first fell in love with Missoula when he attended graduate school at the University of Montana earning a master’s degree in Environmental Studies. Following graduation, he moved away but quickly realized that his heart yearned for Missoula.

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Meet Laura Armstrong Aspen, Colorado's Sustainability Programs Administrator for the Climate Action Office

Laura has a classic mountain town story: she moved to Aspen from the East Coast to teach environmental education at a local school only planning to stay for a year or two, but immediately fell in love with the town and community.