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Staff Directory

Chief Climate Officer

Grace Rink, Chief Climate Officer

Grace Rink assumed her role as Chief Climate Officer for the City and County of Denver on March 16, 2020.

Prior to her position at the City, Rink was the President & CEO of Quercus Consulting, the top-grossing woman-owned sustainability consulting firm in the Chicago metropolitan area. As President & CEO, Quercus has been the leading sustainability consultant for metro Chicago local governments, including Lake County, IL, the City of Highland Park, the Chicago Housing Authority, and multiple City of Chicago Departments. Rink led the development of the nation's first multi-jurisdictional RFP for solar power covering Lake County and 11 municipalities; managed implementation of a solid waste and food scrap diversion program for the Lake County Jail, resulting in a waste reduction of over 50 percent; and conducted multiple economic impact studies of environmentally beneficial transitions, including electric vehicles and energy efficiency rebates, demonstrating significant financial benefits to the local economy.

In the past, Rink served as a Senior Project Manager for AECOM (2007-2012), where she provided sustainability consulting – including leading multiple sustainability plans and studies – in the areas of water, transportation, environment, planning and architecture for Chicago-area local governments and LEED certified Silver and Gold projects. From 2001-2007, Rink served as the Assistant Commissioner for the Chicago Department of Environment where she managed Greencorps Chicago, a green jobs training program, and the Chicago Center for Green Technology, the nation’s first LEED Platinum municipal building.


Alen Ribic

Fiscal Administrator


Timothy Strach

Finance and Administration Manager

Climate & Energy

Elizabeth Babcock

Climate Team Manager


Jonathan Rogers

Renewable Energy Specialist 


Alyssa Russell

Energy Policy Advisor 



Communications & Community Engagement

Jorge Figueroa

Community Partnerships Administrator


Taylor Moellers

Sustainable Neighborhoods Program Administrator


Winna MacLaren

Communications and Community Engagement Manager

Green Workforce

Shannon Jahn

Green Workforce Liaison

High Performance Buildings & Homes

Courtney Anderson

Net Zero New Buildings and Homes Administrator


Jan Keleher

Building Electrification Lead


Katrina Managan

Buildings Team Lead


Cory Manning

Buildings Team Intern


Maria Thompson

Building Program Administrator


Resource Management

Brad Paterson

Natural Resources Administrator


Charlotte Pitt

Resource Management Manager


Courtney Cotton

Program Manager


Mellik Gorton

Education Program Assistant


Rebecca Goyton

Education Program Assistant


Tay Dunklee

Circular Economy Administrator

Transportation & Mobility

Mike Salisbury

Transportation Energy Lead


Natasha Way

Electrified Mobility Intern


Sam Domeier

Electrified Mobility Administrator


Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) Requests

The Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resiliency (CASR) is an agency of the City and County of Denver and will make public records available in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Colorado Open Records Act (“CORA”), Colorado Revised Statutes §24-72-201, et seq.  

CASR follows the City and County of Denver’s CORA Fee Policy found here:

Please read through the following information to determine if a CORA request is necessary, and if CASR is the appropriate agency to request documentation from.  

CORA Request Requirements

Requests made under the Colorado Open Records Act must be made in writing and must include the following:  

  • Requestor’s full name, address and telephone number
  • Subject matter to be searched in as descriptive terms as possible 
  • Dates of search
  • Types of documents to be searched (email, written documents, reports, etc.)
  • A statement that the request is made pursuant to the provisions of the Colorado Open Records Act, Colorado Revised Statutes §24-72-201, et seq. 

If you are unable to provide a request in writing due to a disability, please contact the Denver Office for Disability Rights for assistance.
TTY: (720) 913-8475 
Fax: (720) 913-8470 

Public Solicitation Documentation

Staff will attempt to provide records in the form in which they are used by CASR. Generally, staff will not manipulate data to generate a record in another form with the exception of those specific elements in materials such as a public solicitation proposal administered by CASR  where a proposal has been designated by the proposer as Business or Trade Secrets and plainly marked “Trade Secrets”, “Confidential”, “Proprietary”, or “Trade Secret.”  

Scoring evaluations from a public solicitation are a deliberative process and privileged information. CASR shall withhold such documentation pursuant to the deliberative process privilege, and if necessary provide an affidavit asserting the privilege.

Contracts, Agreements and Ordinances

The Denver City Charter names the Office of the Clerk and Recorder as the official custodian for all contracts and agreements for the City and County of Denver. If you are requesting one of these documents please submit a CORA request to the Clerk and Recorder. 

Office of the Clerk and Recorder 

Call: 720-865-8400 or 311 

Requests for records held by other city departments will be declined and customers will be referred to the department(s) believed to be custodians of the records.

If it is determined that a CORA request is necessary and CASR is the appropriate agency to request documentation from, please complete the form below:

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