Councilmember Stephannie Fortune, District 3
107 N. Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: (719) 385-5470
Stephannie’s career started in a family-owned business distributing food to the military. During that time, she discovered her passion for public service and politics as a young volunteer. She went on to have an exhilarating career in public policy, government, community development and business, working early in her career for the White House in Presidential Advance; serving as Chief of Staff for a Colorado Congressman representing the western slope and Pueblo; ascending to Assistant Director at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; working with the President of the University of Colorado System; Chief of Staff for the Lt. Governor under Governor Bill Owens; was recruited to Colorado Springs to become the Chamber of Commerce’s President of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy along with executive director of the Center for Regional Advancement and a special advisor to the Chamber Political Action Committee; and working for the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs; and building community in Colorado Springs until starting her own business. Stephannie has been blessed with incredible experiences that gave her the opportunity to have a positive effect on the communities that she’s very proud to have served. Throughout her career she found herself uniquely able to identify talented professionals and help foster them into leadership and other professional roles and support them through lifestyle changes. She started Spark and Soar to help executives and individuals in transition arrive at clarity, solve complex problems and secure professions and opportunities meant especially for them. Stephannie was recently appointed to serve the residents of District 3 on the Colorado Springs City Council.