Staff and Contact Information


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.

Climate and Energy

Alyssa Russell
Energy Policy Advisor 

Elijas Sliva

Elizabeth Babcock
Climate Team Manager

Drew Halpern
Energy Project Manager

Jonathan Rogers
Renewable Energy Specialist  

Communications and Community Engagement

Chelsea Warren
Communications Specialist

Jorge Figueroa
Community Partnerships Administrator

Megan Stansell
Certifiably Green Denver Administrator

Taylor Moellers
Sustainable Neighborhoods Program Manager

Winna MacLaren
Communications and Community Engagement Manager

Finance and Administration

Alen Ribic
Fiscal Administrator

Bridget Tetteh
Procurements and Contracts Administrator

Chad Moore
Business Operations Administrator

Timothy Strach
Finance and Administration Manager

Green Workforce

Shannon Jahn
Green Workforce Lead

Jessmine Anderson
Green Workforce Program Manager

High Performance Buildings and Homes

Berenice Garcia Tellez
Energize Denver Equitable Implementation Administrator

Cory Manning
Buildings Team Intern

Courtney Anderson
Net Zero New Buildings and Homes Administrator

Daniel Raynor
Energize Denver Outreach Administrator

Jan Keleher
Building Electrification Specialist 

Jeff Tejral
Building Decarbonization Incentives Manager

Katrina Managan
Director of Buildings and Homes

Lucy Ehrenclou
Existing Buildings Programs Administrator

Maria Thompson
Energize Denver Operations Administrator

Sharon Jaye
Energize Denver Policy Manager

Resilience and Adaptation

Bradley Paterson

Resource Management

Rebecca Goyton
Education Program Assistant

Tay Dunklee
Circular Economy Administrator

Transportation and 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:

Click here to view form.