Anna Stout

Anna StoutCouncil President Anna Stout, District C

Term expires: May 2023
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Biography

Anna Stout was elected to the Grand Junction City Council in 2019 for District C and currently serves as the President of Council/Mayor. She served as President pro tem/Mayor pro tem from 2021-2022.

Anna has lived in Grand Junction since 1989 and is a graduate of D51 schools and Colorado Mesa University. She is the CEO of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society and has almost 20 years of nonprofit and business experience. Anna is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA), one of just over 200 people worldwide to hold that distinction.

Professional Career

Anna is the founder and president of the Foundation for Cultural Exchange, a local nonprofit founded in 2004 to facilitate Grand Junction's official sister city relationship in El Espino, El Salvador. She also organizes citizen exchange delegations to the country, including an annual spay/neuter brigade aimed at improving animal, human, environmental, and community health in the sister city community.

Anna is a Certified Court Interpreter and ATA Certified Translator from Spanish to English and owns Transfinem Language and Cultural Services. She has worked extensively within the legal and medical fields and with Spanish-speaking populations throughout the state, including as an upper-division Spanish instructor at Colorado Mesa University and as an interpreter trainer throughout the Western Slope.

Education

Anna has a Master's degree in Global Affairs with an emphasis on Organizational Leadership from the University of Denver and a Bachelor's in Spanish Literature and Language and Applied Professional Spanish with a minor in International Relations from Colorado Mesa University.

Public Service

Anna has served on many boards and commissions in Grand Junction and throughout the state. She currently sits on the Animal Welfare Association of Colorado board of directors, including as the co-chair of its Advocacy Committee, the Rocky Mountain Public Media board of directors, and serves as the Council liaison to the Colorado Municipal League and Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado. She formerly served on the Business Incubator Center board, the Mesa County Animal Services Advisory Board, the Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority board, the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture board, the KAFM Community Advisory Board, and the Colorado Association of Professional Interpreters, among others.

Personal Life

Anna's passions are aimless travel, writing, hiking, her menagerie of pets (including the many neonatal foster kittens she cares for each year), and forging connections.