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Who is John Wentworth?

May 8, 2014

John Wentworth, the leader of the Mammoth Lakes Tails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA), is one of eight candidates seeking one of three open seats on the Mammoth Town Council in the June 3 elections. Photo/Jesse Barlet

An Oregon native who grew up in Washington, D.C., Wentworth, 55, is a graduate of Brown University and a skilled project manager, much of it in the film industry, in which he worked with, among others, David Lynch (“Twin Peaks,” “Mulholland Drive”) before moving to Mammoth in 2000.

For the last eight years he has worked with others in the public process on behalf of “a Mammoth Lakes that we believe is worthy of our inspiring natural environment.”


A terrific athlete and skier who can often be spotted in the backcountry on skis or afoot, Wentworth founded the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation, whose initial aims were in resolving access issues to the Sherwins—a battle that pitted backcountry enthusiasts with residents of the exclusive neighborhoods that stood in the way.


A strong proponent of using technology for the public good, he and his MacBook Pro are a fixture in the audience at just about every meeting of every commission, committee, ad hoc group and liaison committee that Mammoth has to offer.

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