Video Recordings

The June 19th Symposium – Planning to Thrive: Equity, Fairness, and Integrated Strategies for Colorado’s Future – is a milestone event in developing more comprehensive approaches to addressing Colorado’s challenges through lenses of equity, sustainability and resilience. Video recordings of the Symposium presentations are now available.

 

You can watch any of the 11 individual presentations from the Symposium, ranging in length from 10 to 20 minutes. You can also access a series of the presentations streamed together into three modules, each set ranging in length from about 45 to 60 minutes.

Module Videos:

Individual Videos:

Biographies of Keynoters, Speakers, Panelists & Storytellers

  • Reverend Jessica Abell

    • Chair, Organizing Committee, Together Colorado

    • Pastor, Living Waters Community Church, Denver

    • Former State Director and National staff, Interfaith Power & Light

    • Statewide organizer, Fellowship 2012, GreenFaith

    • Church Divinity School of The Pacific, the Graduate Theological Union, MDiv, Eco-theology andExegesis

    • University of Memphis, BLS, MCRP, Public Policy, City Planning
       

  • Madhvi Chittoor

    • EcoEthics Founder

    • United Nations Advisor

    • Best Upcoming Peacemaker

    • Youngest Professional Music Producer, Guinness Book of Records

    • Metro Denver Area Middle School Student 
       

  • ​Alfonso Espino

    • Community Organizer, GES Coalition
       

  • ​Patricia Ferrero

    • Protégé Manager, Conservation Colorado

    • LEED certified architect

    • Former Director, Defiende Nuestra Tierra, The Wilderness Workshop

    • Co-founder, Voces Unidas de las Montañas
       

  • ​Stephen Fisher, PhD

    • Senior Civil Engineer, Tetra Tech

    • Chair, American Society of Civil Engineers Colorado Sustainability Committee

    • Certifications: Global Reporting Initiative and Envision Sustainability Professional; Qualified Environmental Professional

    • University of Colorado Denver, PhD, Sustainable Urban Infrastructure

    • Stanford University, MS, MEng, Civil Engineering

    • University of California Irvine, BS, Mechanical Engineering
       

  • Elizabeth Garner

    • State Demographer, Colorado Department of Local Affairs

    • Colorado State University, MS, Economics

    • University of San Diego, BS, Business
       

  • Torie Jarvis

    • Director & Staff Attorney, Northwest Colorado Council of Governments – Water Quality/ Quantity Committee

    • Attorney, Sullivan Green Seavy, LLC

    • Lewis and Clark Law School, JD

    • Wake Forest University, BA, Religion
       

  • Rachael Lehman

    • Assistant Professor, Sociology and Women’s Studies, Community College of Denver

    • Colorado Climate Equity Community Advisory Council, CO Department of Public Health & Environment

    • Chair, Healthy Communities, I-70/Vasquez Superfund Community Advisory Group

    • Texas Womans’ University, ABD, Sociology

    • University of Central Missouri, MA, Sociology
       

  • Troy McCue

    • Executive Director, Lincoln County Economic Development Corporation

    • Certified Economic Developer; International Economic Development Council Entrepreneurship Consultant

    • Director of Wheat Marketing, Gerald’s Baker; Grain Merchandiser, Golden West Agri-Services

    • Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder, Bachelor’s, Agricultural Business andManagement
       

  • Rodney Milton

    • Executive Director, Urban Land Institute Colorado

    • Community Development Manager, Aurora, CO

    • Senior Housing Policy and Development Manager, Atlanta Beltline

    • Assistant Director, City of Atlanta Planning Department

    • Florida State University, MS International Relations and MURP

    • Florida A&M University, BA, History

  • Rocky Piro, PhD, FAICP

    • Retired; Director, Colorado Center for Sustainable Urbanism; Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Colorado Denver

    • Manager, Department of Community Planning & Development, Denver

    • Program Manager, Growth Management, Puget Sound Regional Council

    • Chair, Regional & Intergovernmental Planning Division, APA

    • Board of Directors, International Urban Planning & Environment Association

    • University of Washington, PhD, Urban Design and Planning

    • University of Colorado, Master’s, Planning & Community Development

    • Valparaiso University, BA, Foreign Languages
       

  • Jasmin Ramirez Ramos

    • Board of Directors, Vice President, Roaring Fork School District

    • CEO, Ramirez & Company Consulting

    • Early Childhood Leadership Commission, State of Colorado

    • Board Member, Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition

    • Commissioner, Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Commission

    • McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, Education Finance

    • Cerritos College, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Social & Behavioral Science, Child Development/Early Childhood
       

  • Mark Reiner, PhD

    • Director of Resilient Infrastructure, Jacobs

    • Senior Partner, LEIF LLC; CEO, WISRD; Owner, Non Sequitur LLC

    • Project Director, Engineers without Borders; Project Engineer, Tetra Tech

    • University of Colorado Denver, MS & PhD, Engineering

    • Colorado School of Mines, BS Geological Engineering

    • Valparaiso University, BA History
       

  • The Honorable Amanda Sandoval

    • City Councilmember, District 1, Denver

    • Chief of Staff, Council District 1

    • Council Aide, Council District 9

    • Operations Manager, Tamales by La Casita

    • Metropolitan State University, Political Science

    • The George Washington University, Fellow
       

  • Michelle Stephens, AICP

    • Planning Commissioner, Lafayette, Colorado

    • Enterprise Account Executive, Head of Planning Practice, Bang The Table / Granicus

    • Past President, American Planning Association Colorado Chapter

    • Operations Manager, Community Development Department, City of Westminster, Colorado

    • Manager, Island Planning Policy, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    • Weber State University, BA, Geography/Urban Planning
       

  • The Honorable Anna Stout

    • Mayor, Grand Junction

    • Chief Executive Officer, Roice-Hurst Humane Society

    • Owner, Transfinem Language & Cultural Services;

    • President & Founder, Foundation for Cultural Exchange

    • Certifications: Animal Welfare Administrator, Spanish Court Interpreter, Certified Translator, APA& NDCMI

    • University of Denver, Master’s, Global Affairs

    • Colorado Mesa University, BA, Spanish
       

  • Ean Tafoya

    • Director, Colorado State Green Latinos

    • Legislative Assistant, Denver City Council

    • Radio Host and Disc Jockey, KGNU

    • Campaign Manager and/or Director–for candidates and measures

    • Co-Founder and Board President, Headwaters Protectors;

    • Founder, Keep Civic Center Clean;

    • Board of Trustees, Historic Denver, Inc.

    • Board Member, Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods

    • Denver Bicycle Advisory Committee

    • Co-Chair, Colorado Latino Forum

    • Co-Chair, Colorado Environmental Justice Action Taskforce

    • Co-Chair, Zoning and Planning Committee, Denver Inter-Neighborhood Cooperation

    • Metropolitan State University, Water Studies Certificate; BA, Political Science

    • Colorado State University, Horticultural Therapy Certificate