Aaron Brockett grew up in the small college town of Sewanee, TN. He attended Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, where he majored in Music and met his wife-to-be Cherry Anderson. After 8 years of living together in Stamford, CT, Aaron and Cherry moved to Boulder in 2003. They've raised their two children in North Boulder and ran a small software development firm together for 20 years. After serving for 5 years on the city's Planning Board, Aaron was first elected to the city council in 2015, was re-elected in 2019, and became mayor in November of 2021. In his time on City Council, he has focused on climate change, housing, transportation, social justice, and racial equity.
He served for 6 years on the Denver Regional Council of Governments and is currently a member of the Boulder Racial Equity Guiding Coalition, the Metro Mayors Caucus, the Northwest Mayors and Commissioners Coalition, the Highway 119 Executive Committee and numerous other committees.
As part of the city’s commitment to advancing racial equity, Mayor Brockett has attended the Advancing Racial Equity: Role of Government and Bias and Microaggression Trainings.
2024 Council Committee Assignments:
- Intergovernmental Organizations: Metro Mayors Caucus; North/Northwest Mayors and Commissioners Coalition; State Highway 119 Coalition
- Internal City Committees: Intergovernmental Affairs Committee
- Sister City Liaison: Jalapa, Nicaragua