Joining the Compact by Executing an Agreement
Note: The agreement was updated on August 15, 2017 to reflect a modification to the 2017 membership contribution.
If your city/county plans to join the Compact by executing an agreement, please reference the sample agreement below. When you are ready for your mayor to execute the agreement, you may download the attached PDF and submit a scanned copy to Daniel Kreeger (dkreeger@ACCOonline.org).
The Compact of Colorado Communities (the “Compact”) has been established to the mission of the Compact of Colorado Communities is to build capacity of Colorado cities and counties in developing and implementing aggressive climate change and clean energy initiatives thus ensuring the security and economic prosperity of its member communities.
The Compact seeks to ensure that Colorado communities are sustainable, prosperous and responsible through accelerated capacity building, alignment of resources and interests, and public engagement on climate change action.
- Providing training and technical support to member communities in developing and delivering community improvement programs advancing GHG reduction, clean energy and climate preparedness;
- Facilitating peer learning and resource sharing between local governments
- Enhancing local government capacity to address climate related risks and opportunities throughout critical decision-making roles;
- Securing technical support and funding resources for members’ local implementation efforts;
- Spurring creation of jobs, improving public health and demonstrating bold actions; and
- Advancing statewide preparedness and resilience.
To join the Compact using this agreement template, the local government’s mayor must agree to the following requirements and execute the form below. Membership in the Compact is binding and has no term length.
1. Training & Capacity Building
- Commit at least one elected official and assign at least one senior staff member to participate in the annual convening of the Compact.
- Commit leadership and staff participation in annual climate change training as referenced in the Compact Guidelines.
2. Contribution & Funding
- Make an annual contribution to the Compact per the published guidelines, with the annual contribution due by no later than 30 days after your fiscal year start date.
- Note: Please note that the initial contribution guideline has been amended to reflect different fiscal year cycles of Compact members. Please consult the published guidelines for details on the 2017 membership contribution.
- Encourage staff, as appropriate, to provide non-financial support to the Compact’s fundraising efforts to ensure that the Compact has sufficient and sustainable funding to supports its members.
- Establish and publicly announce a new goal or initiative by no later than September 30, 2019 that meets an appropriate aggressiveness threshold to be agreed upon by the Steering Committee in consultation with ACCO and Compact staff.
- Assign one elected official and one senior staff person to serve as liaisons and official representatives to the Compact.
- Elected officials will be invited to participate in activities designed and appropriate for elected officials and government leaders (to be held no more frequently than twice annually).
- Staff liaisons will be asked to address administrative issues, process annual contributions, coordinate usage of Compact benefits and participate in Compact-wide meetings (to be held no more frequently than on a quarterly basis).
A more detailed list of Compact guidelines has been published at: