Who We Are

Susie Strife

Susie Strife, Sustainability Coordinator

Susie leads the county’s Sustainability Initiative, providing direction on policies and program implementation for internal and external sustainability activities while managing planning efforts and budgets. She also serves as the key liaison to other county agencies to support existing projects and guide the county towards a more sustainable future. Susie received her PhD from the University of Colorado in 2009, and often teaches courses on sustainability, green design and environmental sociology.

Lisa Friend

Lisa Friend, Sustainability Planner

Lisa has been designing waste reduction outreach programs for more than 20 years. She coordinated the development of Boulder County’s Zero Waste Action Plan and Climate Change Preparedness Plan. She is now focused on implementation of the recommendations in these plans around water resources, conservation planning and preparedness for extreme heat events.

Dave Hatchimonji

Dave Hatchimonji, Residential Energy Efficiency Program Manager

Dave manages the residential EnergySmart service, which helps to make energy efficiency upgrades easier and more affordable for county residents, including designing and monitoring incentives and new financing products. Dave also serves as liaison to Xcel Energy and the Public Utilities Commission on energy efficiency issues and assists in the administration of the energy loan product. He began his tenure with Boulder County at Longs Peak Energy Conservation prior to coming to the Sustainability Office.

Hilary Collins

Hilary Collins, Sustainability Policy Analyst

Hilary has worked for Boulder County since 1993 and has over 30 years’ experience in solid and hazardous waste management. Hilary is responsible for zero waste policy and planning, and through implementation of the Zero Waste Plan, is helping the county to achieve "Zero Waste - or darn near" by 2025. She plays a key liaison role with communities and organizations throughout the county, and supports the work of the Resource Conservation Advisory Board, the group charged with advising the Commissioners on major waste diversion policies and strategies.

Lea Yancey

Lea Yancey, Community Sustainability and Energy Specialist

Lea fosters partnerships with communities and organizations throughout Boulder County around a vision for sustainability. By working together, the intent is to achieve mutual goals, share lessons learned and leverage resources. Lea also leads employee engagement to reduce energy use and increase waste diversion in county facilities through education and collaborative projects.


Sustainability Office

Susie Strife
Sustainability Coordinator

Boulder County Courthouse
First floor
1325 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302

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Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306