Sustainability Committee

Welcome to the APWA Colorado Chapter Sustainability Page. In 2016, the Chapter formed a Sustainability Committee, which has established the following Mission Statement:

The Mission of the APWA Colorado Chapter Sustainability Committee is to provide Chapter leadership towards:

  1. Providing relevant sustainability educational opportunities through chapter meetings, conference sessions, web-based information resources, Public Works Journal, and the chapter newsletter;
  2. Promoting familiarization and utilization of the APWA Center For Sustainability resources, and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) ENVISION project sustainability evaluation tool;
  3. Recognizing sustainability leaders, projects and initiatives through chapter awards;
  4. Advocating for the advancement of sustainability goals in APWA Colorado member communities, and the sharing of information/best practice among public and private entities;
  5. Coordinating APWA Colorado actions with member communities, institutions of higher learning, public and private entities, and other Colorado professional organizations;

Important Links

Upcoming Sustainability Events

APWA Center for Sustainability (C4S) and Colorado Chapter Happy Hour

Roundtable Discussion on Sustainability Initiatives

This event will feature small group roundtable discussions focused on how local governments are implementing sustainability projects and programs in North America, including Huntington Beach, CA’s scientific approach to ground water re-use and Montreal West, QC’s lessons learned from a door-to-door household composting pickup program. The Denver Office of Sustainability will also participate. Denver was recently accepted into Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, a two-year acceleration program that will provide powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat its near-term carbon reduction goals.

Roundtable speakers:

  • Tom Herbel, PE, City Engineer, City of Huntington Beach (California)
  • James Patteson, Director of Public Works and Environmental Services, County of Fairfax (Virginia)
  • Rylan Wadsworth, Public Works Director, Town of Montreal West (Quebec)
  • Jerry Tinianow, Chief Sustainability Officer, City and County of Denver (Colorado)

Thursday March 14, 2019

5:30 – 7:30 PM

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Union Station (Lion's Den)

1605 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202



Symposium for Sustainable Infrastructure – 3



SSl-3 takes place April 5-6, 2019 at the Marriott Springhill Suites near Auraria Parkway and Speer Blvd, downtown Denver. This year, we are thinking visionary! With the title “The Cities We Have, The Cities We Want,” our program consists of a series of sessions that address how cities have evolved through the work of engineers and planners.

We expect to bring over 200 attendees together for two full days of learning and networking. The second day is devoted to Envision training that empowers participants to assess sustainable infrastructure projects. Join us for SSI-3 and take the opportunity to interface with some of the brightest minds in academia, engineering, planning, and policy. We hope to see you in downtown Denver in April!


We are looking for sponsors. Please contact us to help put on this important event.

Information on upcoming events will be posted as it becomes available.

If you have questions about an event or if you would like to become involved with the Sustainability Committee, please contact Noelle Beegle at 

    Current Committee Action Items

    • Identifying Speakers/Presentations for APWA Colorado Events
    • Planning Symposium for Sustainable Infrastructure III
    • Continuing Development of APWA CO Chapter Webpage
    • Researching Sustainability Policies, Guidance Documents, Case Studies and Other Resources to be Incorporated into APWA C4S Toolkit

    APWA CO Chapter Sustainability Committee Members & Contact Information

    Noelle Beegle, Committee Co-Chair

    Rich Horstmann, Committee Co-Chair

    Andrea Lowery                            

    Jason Ingenthron                         

    Kevin Wegener                            



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