Throughout 2019 and early 2020, Pitkin County led a comprehensive community engagement process to help establish a vision for the future of Pitkin County-Aspen Airport . The purpose of the ASE Vision process was to advise the BOCC on how the Pitkin County-Aspen Airport should be modernized to accommodate the community’s air service needs and reflect changes in the air service industry, while also remaining true to the character and values of the community. As part of the process, five Airport Advisory Groups were established:
The four Working Groups concluded their work and presented their findings to the Vision Committee in December 2019. The Vision Committee reviewed closely the recommendations of the Working Groups and then conducted considerable additional work of its own to research, digest, thoroughly vet, and formulate its final recommendations. After holding weekly three-hour meetings throughout the beginning of the year, on March 10, 2020, the Vision Committee voted 20-1 to approve the Recommendations to Achieve our Community Goals that form the heart of the Final Report. The Recommendations were presented to Pitkin County Board of Commissioners on April 16, 2020 (click to view video).