Brett serves as the city of Boulder’s senior climate and sustainability coordinator. His primary responsibility is the ongoing evolution of the city’s climate action initiatives. He is also a team member on the city’s renewable energy strategy and action team. He currently manages a number of program areas including the city’s energy resilience project portfolio and the Renewable Heating and Cooling initiative (RH&C) project. He is a co-founder/organizer of a multi-city RH&C initiative that includes Burlington, VT; New York City; Washington, DC; and 12 other observer cities. This initiative is currently working with all of the major heat pump manufacturers serving North America to develop a market transformation strategy template for cities. Brett has an extensive background in community-based sustainable development, working in both rural, Native American, and other disadvantaged communities across the western U.S. He also is the founder or co-founder of four non-profits and two for-profits including the Rogue River Institute for Ecology and Economy, Veterans Green Jobs, and Community Energy Systems.