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Natalie Johnson

Natalie Johnson believes in the power of community, and she is invested in Manitou Springs. As the Executive Director of the Manitou Art Center, Natalie is also on the Manitou Springs City Council and a member of the local school board. Natalie has lived in Manitou Springs for 20 years, where she formerly ran her own independent bookstore. She loves to talk about why she lives, works and plays in her neighborhood. “I’m stuck here in Manitou for life,” she says. “The weather is fantastic. The people are amazing, and there are opportunities to really make a difference. That's why I’m here.”

The Westside Is the Best Side

If you’ve been to the Pikes Peak region, you may have been to Manitou Springs and not even known it. The tiny mountain hamlet blends seamlessly into the greater...