Jerry Tinianow is Denver’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. He coordinates the efforts of all city agencies and their 11,000 employees in achieving the City’s 2020 Sustainability Goals. These goals, among the most comprehensive and ambitious of any municipality in the U.S., seek to ensure that the basic resources upon which economic activity and quality of life depend are available and affordable to everyone in Denver, both today and tomorrow.
Jerry previously served as the Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission in Columbus. He fostered a number of cutting-edge initiatives, including the nation’s first regional food system assessment and plan; Ohio’s largest balanced growth planning project; and Ohio’s first regional climate change adaptation project.