Sitting at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder's location makes it susceptible to drought and flash floods. Boulder is one of 10 cities taking part in the Cities of Service Resilience AmeriCorps program. Through this program, the city is engaging with citizens to build and sustain resilience in low-income neighborhoods through initiatives like Better Together — a workshop which helps boost emergency preparedness — as well as building neighborhood green infrastructure projects like rain barrels.
Boulder has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2015, when former Mayor Matthew Appelbaum signed the Declaration of Service. Current Mayor Suzanne Jones reaffirmed the city's commitment to service by signing the Declaration again in 2016.
Mayor Suzanne Jones
Mayor Suzanne Jones has over 24 years of public policy experience at the local, state, and federal level. In addition to serving as mayor, she is Boulder’s representative on the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Colorado Municipal League’s Policy Committee, and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District. Mayor Jones also serves as executive director of Eco-Cycle, a 40-year-old community nonprofit dedicated to zero waste efforts across Boulder County.
City Manager Jane S. Brautigam
Jane S. Brautigam became Boulder's first female city manager when she was appointed in 2008. Before joining the City of Boulder, she served in city manager and city attorney roles for other cities including Dublin, Ohio and Loveland, Colorado.
Chief Resilience Officer Greg Guibert
Greg Guibert is Boulder's first chief resilience officer. He previously worked for the National Center for Atmospheric Research as a risk and development project specialist and for the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition as a senior associate.