Media Coverage of the Compact of Colorado Communities

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Hickenlooper Teams up with Climate Compact

(October 13, 2017)

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is joining forces with an organization started by Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron. Skadron and City of Aspen officials founded the Compact of Colorado Communities in May; it’s an organization of communities across the state that have agreed to take aggressive action on climate change. Hickenlooper announced yesterday that he will work with the compact to present a symposium early next year.

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TOSV Joins Compact of Colorado

Communities (August 2, 2017)

Snowmass Village is the first jurisdiction to join the new Compact of Colorado Communities. The Town Council unanimously passed a resolution to enter the Town into the Compact on July 21st.

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State of the Town (June 22, 2017)

“Values in Action” was the theme of the biannual State of the Town address delivered by Mayor Sean Murphy at Tuesday’s town council meeting. 

Construction of affordable housing, regional transportation improvements, additional parking, partnerships with local arts organizations and policy regarding climate change were all cited as ways in which the town has taken action in accordance with the values of its citizens. 

Local Communities Sign Colorado

Climate Compact (June 20, 2017)

For many years now the issue of global warming and climate change has simmered on the forefront of political discourse, with the debate largely centered at the federal government level.

That dynamic is shifting though as cities and states across the US pledge to address the causes and impacts of climate change independent of higher levels of government. In late May a contingent of county and municipal governments in Colorado signed on to a compact agreement, the Compact of Colorado Communities, in an effort to spur action at the local level.