Panelist -Grace Rink

Grace Rink
Chief Climate Officer
City and County of Denver

Grace Rink is the Chief Climate Officer for the City and County of Denver and Executive Director of its Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency. This new office, created in 2020, manages the city’s ambitious climate action and sustainability goals and promotes policies and programs that strengthen Denver's economic vitality. Denver voters approved a special sales tax to provide this office with up to $40M per year to implement projects such as new solar installations, electrifying buildings, and expansive community engagement programs. Prior to joining Denver in 2020, Grace enjoyed a long career in Chicago with Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Department of Environment, AECOM, and Quercus Consulting.