Kendra Tupper has been the city’s chief sustainability officer since September 2017. In this role, she directly oversees the city’s efforts related to environmental sustainability, including energy, waste, and climate change projects and programs. She coordinates with other city efforts around water use and ecosystems, and closely collaborates with the Energy Future team and the effort to form a municipal electric utility. Kendra is also working to help implement social, economic and environmental sustainability broadly throughout all city programs.
Kendra previously served the City of Boulder as the energy services manager (2014-2017). Prior to joining the city, she was a principal with the Rocky Mountain Institute and a design engineer with WSP Group. Kendra is a licensed mechanical engineer and holds a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from Dartmouth College and a master of science degree in building systems engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.