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image by Masao Okazaki, 26 August 2022
I've been told by Deputy City Clerk Mike Sear that Aspen adopted a new city
flag in April 2022. Although the flag is official, it belongs to the Aspen
Sister Cities Organization.
Photo from Sister Cities website: https://aspensistercities.com/ascsite/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/1650210677041.jpg
August 2022 newspaper article with flag photo: https://www.aspendailynews.com/news
Photo from article: https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com/
Masao Okazaki,, 26 August 2022
The resolution adopting the flag:
RESOLUTION # 060 (Series of 2022)
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ASPEN, COLORADO, ADOPTING AN OFFICIAL FLAG OF THE CITY OF ASPEN.
WHEREAS, a flag symbolizes a nation, a people, or a community—and it visibly represents us to the outside world; and
WHEREAS, Aspen's name and reputation are world renowned and her citizens desire a symbol for their unique community; and
WHEREAS, the City of Aspen asked the Aspen Sister-City Committee to propose an appropriate design which would reflect Aspen's history and year-round activity; and
WHEREAS, Herbert Bayer, the Bauhaus artist who helped shape Aspen's renaissance in the 1950's, designed a green Aspen leaf containing a snowflake, symbolizing winter and summer in the Roaring Fork Valley; and
WHEREAS, a flag with Bayer's design flew over the 1950 World FIS Championships in Aspen; and
WHEREAS, the Bayer family has graciously donated this historic and unique design to the City of Aspen; and
WHEREAS, the City Council declared March 4, 1994 as Aspen Flag Day and dedicated this flag at the Opening Ceremonies of the 1994 Winternational Races; and
WHEREAS, an original copy of this flag has been standing in City Council Chambers since such dedication.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ASPEN, COLORADO,
That the City Council of the City of Aspen hereby adopts the Herbert Bayer flag as the official flag of the City of Aspen.
INTRODUCED, READ AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Aspen on the 26th day of April 2022.
Masao Okazaki, 30 August 2022
image by Eugene Ipavec, 26 June 2009
The flag of the City of Aspen, Colorado, is white with city logo on it, as I was inform by Sally Spaulding, Community Relations Officer, City of Aspen. She sent me image of the logo.
About the city:
&"The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 5,804 in 2005. Founded as a mining camp in the Colorado Silver Boom and named because of the abundance of aspen trees in the area, the city is now a ski resort and an upscale tourist center." - from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspen,_CO.
Valentin Poposki/I>, 25 June 2009
image located by Paul Bassinson, 2 June 2019
Paul Bassinson, 2 June 2019