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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.

Grace.Rink@denvergov.org

Business Sustainability

Susan Renaud

Community Engagement Administrator

Susan.Renaud@denvergov.org

 

City Sustainability

Sonrisa Lucero

Sustainability Strategist

720.865.9059

Sonrisa.Lucero@denvergov.org

 

Climate & Energy

Elizabeth Babcock

Climate Team Manager

Elizabeth.Babcock@denvergov.org


Jonathan Rogers

Renewable Energy Specialist

Jonathan.Rogers@denvergov.org 

 

Community Engagement & Sustainability

Susan Renaud

Community Engagement Administrator

720-865-5539

Susan.Renaud@denvergov.org

 

Taylor Moellers

Sustainable Neighborhoods Program Administrator

Taylor.Moellers@denvergov.org

 

High Performance Buildings & Homes

Amber Wood

Energy Program Administrator

Amber.Wood@denvergov.org

 

Jan Keleher

Building Electrification Lead

Jan.Keleher@denvergov.org

 

Katrina Managan

Buildings Team Lead

Katrina.Managan@denvergov.org

 

Maria Thompson

Building Program Administrator

Maria.Thompson@denvergov.org

 

Transportation & Mobility

Michael Salisbury

Transportation Energy Lead

Mike.Salisbury@denvergov.org

 

Ian Snow

Transportation Intern

Ian.Snow@denvergov.org

 

Operations

Julie Saporito

Operations Administrator

Julie.Saporito@denvergov.org

 

Contact Us

General Inquiries

Media Inquiries

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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working with the Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency. When available, all job openings or internship opportunities will be posted here and on the City and County of Denver’s job page.

 

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: denvergov.org/cora

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. 

DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org
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

clerkandrecorder@denvergov.org 

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 direct requests to CASRCORA@denvergov.org.