The Town of Vail has formally joined the Compact of Colorado Communities, joining 25 other cities and counties across the state in supporting climate action planning and training activities, including Eagle County, Avon, Eagle, Avon, Breckenridge, Aspen and Boulder.
In its unanimous approval of Resolution No. 41, Series of 2017 by the Vail Town Council, the action allows for the unique ability for participants to enhance local government capacity to address climate change and clean energy, spur clean energy economic development and drive visible community projects, according to Kristen Bertuglia, the town’s environmental sustainability manager.
As a result of the agreement, Vail will have access to training, grant funding and participate on the Steering Committee of the Compact. The next major event of the Compact will be the Colorado Communities Symposium, in which elected officials and community and business leaders from throughout Colorado will participate in visioning workshops and educational programs related to climate preparedness and clean energy development in Colorado.
Founded by Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron in collaboration with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Compact’s May 2017 launch event resulted in more than 30 Colorado cities and counties pledging to endorse joining the Compact to their elected leadership and governing bodies.
For more information about the Compact of Colorado Communities, visit CompactofColoradoCommunities.org.