Community Sustainability Advisory Board

Board Member Term Ends
Lauree Valverde April 2020
Jordan Beezley April 2020
Jim Dale April 2018
Whitney Painter – Vice Chair April 2020
Phillip Saieg April 2020
Ken Jacobs – Chair April 2018
Karen Smith April 2018

Sustainability in GoldenIn 2007, Golden City Council made sustainability its top priority. On December 6, 2007, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1789 forming the Community Sustainability Advisory Board. The primary purpose of the board is to assist the City in achieving the ten-year sustainability goals set by City Council in Resolution 1793 pdf icon , later amended to Resolution 2330 pdf download and defined through specific metrics listed in Resolution 2047 pdf download.

In order to facilitate achievement of these goals, the Board will lead, encourage, enable, and empower the citizens, visitors, and people who work in Golden, to live in a sustainable manner.


The mission of the Community Sustainability Advisory Board is to assist the City of Golden in defining and achieving its sustainability goals and to empower the community to live in a way that assures a high quality of life for current and future generations.


The Community Sustainability Advisory Board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month in Council Chambers from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. These meetings are open to the public.

To view agendas of upcoming meetings or view minutes or stream audio of meetings, visit our Agenda, Minutes, Web Casts, Schedule page.

To view archived agendas and minutes from meetings prior to June 2015, please visit our Document Center.

For more information call (303) 384-8117.

Board Activities

In late 2010, CSAB adopted the City of Golden Strategic Plan pdf icon, and in 2015, adopted the current Sustainability Strategic Plan pdf download, outlining sustainability policies and projects that the Board will pursue in the next several years. The Strategic Plan is intended to assist the city in achieving its long-term goals and will be updated annually to reflect completed projects and best practices in the sustainability industry.

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

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