Sweetie Marbury, Mayor
Sweetie discovered Durango as a skier in 1974 and moved to Durango in 1975. An area teacher for over 37 years, Anita "Sweetie" Marbury graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in speech/drama and Adams State College with a master's in secondary education. She was honored to be selected to the Colorado State Thespians Hall of Fame for career achievements in 2006 and she was the featured teacher for San Juan County Kids magazine in 2010.
Sweetie has a broad range of experience serving on city boards and commissions. She has served on the City of Durango Parks and Forestry Board, the Comprehensive Land Use Code Plan Advisory Committee, the Residential Infill Design Standards Technical Committee, Established Neighborhood Design Review Board, LUDC Technical Committee on Accessory Dwelling Units. In addition, she has been a member of Durango High School Booster Club, Babe Ruth Board, League of Women Voters, AAUW, Durango Art Center Board, Kiwanis, Women's Resource Center, and a Salvation Army bell ringer.
Sweetie was instrumental in saving Brookside Park in Durango from being sold for private development. Her primary focus is improving recycling, smart growth through infill, and protecting neighborhoods of Durango. Her interests are her 1950 international pickup truck, hiking, and gardening. Her son Dru English and his family live in Durango.
From the Mayor: Durango Herald, Op-Ed Columns