The Apartment Association of Southern Colorado, AASC, began in 1970 as the Pikes Peak Apartment Association, to serve as the voice of the rental housing industry. Two of its early Presidents, Jim Curry and Don Willman along with Byron Church, were the organizers of the Chapter, which originally numbered about 40 active members. Through the years of burgeoning activity in apartments up to 1973, the Association grew steadily. In that year, Yvonne Browning, our first full-time Executive Director, was employed. With 1973’s infamous gas tap moratorium and its severe blow to the industry, individuals such as Mickey Stanley, Fred Veitch, Rich Walker and others, stepped forward to lead and to rebuild. The industry slowly recovered and prospered.
Today, AASC continues it's growth with a membership exceeding 40,000 rental units and 550 members. In addition to the Executive Director, a Director of Business Development, Director of Advertising & Events and an Office and Education Coordinator constitute the paid, professional staff. AASC is engaged in active and viable programs aimed at enhancing the professionalism of its members, increasing the political effectiveness of the rental housing industry and continuing, as its charter requires, “to be the voice of multi-family housing in the Pikes Peak Region.” As of January 2008, the Apartment Association acquired the charter for Pueblo and the surrounding communities and as a result changed its name from Apartment Association of Colorado Springs to the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado.
"To strengthen our industry's value by supporting viable rental housing solutions."
"Our community's essential connection and leading advocate for the rental housing industry."