2 longtime locals join Pitco’s lonely planning board | AspenTimes.com

2 longtime locals join Pitco’s lonely planning board

Allyn Harvey

Pitkin County recently appointed two volunteers to fill the vacancies on one of their more challenging and critical advisory boards.John Howard and Michael Augello joined the Planning and Zoning Commission in January.The commission is an advisory body to the county commissioners on most land-use proposals in the county. The county has had a difficult time filling vacancies on the P&Z in recent years.Howard, who lives in Snowmass with his wife and two children, owns Willow Creek Management Services, a construction management and consulting firm, according to a county press release. He has worked in construction and real estate since moving to Aspen in 1976.Howard has a long record of community service. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Snowmass Village from 1993 to 1999, the Snowmass Trails Committee from 1994 to 1997, the Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers Project Committee from 1995-1997, the Pitkin County Home Rule Charter Task Force in 1990, and the Aspen Lodging Area Special Improvement District in 1986.Augello lives in Aspen with his wife and stepson. He’s been in town for more than 20 years.He has worked in the construction industry since 1974, and during the 1980s he formed a company specializing in historic restoration and rehabilitation. In the early 1990s he returned to commercial work until moving to Telluride in 1993.In Telluride, he became partners with Richard Wodehouse and specialized in green and sustainable residential construction. They opened a second office in Aspen in 1998, bringing Augello and his family back to the valley. Wodehouse Builders won the Colorado Builder of the Year award last year for continuing efforts in promoting sustainable construction.Other changes on the planning and zoning board include the recent election of Peter Martin of Redstone as chairperson, and Steve Whipple, local architect, as vice chairperson.In Telluride, Augello became partners with Richard Wodehouse and specialized in green and sustainable residential construction.

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