Anna Stout

Anna StoutCouncilmember Anna Stout, District C

Term expires: May 2023
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Biography

Anna Stout has lived in Grand Junction since 1989 and is a graduate of D51 schools and Colorado Mesa University. She is the Executive Director of the Roice-Hurst Humane Society and has over fifteen years of nonprofit and business experience.

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 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, Certified Medical 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 Governor's People for Animal Welfare (PAW) Committee, Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies board of directors, Mesa County Animal Services Advisory Board, the Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority board, the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture board, and KAFM Community Advisory Board, among others.

Personal Life

Anna's passions are travel, writing, her pets, and making connections.