Aimee Leah Cox knows how to write grants, but she’s also handy with a hammer.
Raised by a single mother, and being the oldest in the family, she learned quickly how to do things herself. At age 14 she built a privacy fence in their backyard, recruiting help from boys in the neighborhood.
As a grant writer for the City of Colorado Springs Parks department, Cox has successfully obtained millions of dollars for parks, open space, trails and cultural facilities.
Some of the facilities include the Red Rock Canyon Open Space acquisition, Manitou Section 16 lease and acquisition, America the Beautiful Park development and El Pomar Youth Sports Complex field construction.
Cox was elected to serve a four-year term as an At-Large Councilmember to Manitou Springs City Council. She is a member of Artemis. She also serves on the Manitou Springs Fountain Creek Restoration Committee.
Cox and her husband, Erik Landrum, have two children, Cheyne, 12, and Otto, 4.