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Aspen officials to speak at climate symposium

Jan 30, 2018

Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron signs on to the Compact of Colorado Communities last year.
Credit City of Aspen

Mayor Steve Skadron and the city’s climate action department launched the Compact of Colorado Communities last May. They are now partnering with the governor’s office to host a symposium on climate preparedness and clean energy. Governor John Hickenlooper has since recognized it as the leading network of local governments working on climate.

Skadron will discuss the role of government and industry in driving climate action, and councilwoman Ann Mullins will moderate a town-hall style discussion on resilience. Ashley Perl and Laura Armstrong with the climate action department will present on transportation and Aspen’s electric vehicle plan.

The city is also being considered for an award for its work developing a “greenhouse gas reduction toolkit.”

Representatives from all Roaring Fork Valley governments are expected to participate in the symposium, which begins Wednesday and runs through Friday in Denver.