Director of Open Space and Mountain Parks
Tracy Winfree was selected to serve as Director of Open Space and Mountain Parks on May 11, 2015, after a nationwide search. Winfree served as Interim Director of Open Space and Mountain Parks after Mike Patton retired.
Prior to her new role, Winfree was the Director of Public Works for Transportation for the City of Boulder since 2001. Before becoming director, Winfree worked in the Transportation Division's GO Boulder office, which serves as the city's incubator and implementer for new programs and projects that encourage people to use alternative transportation. Winfree has contributed to such programs as the Eco Pass and CU Student Pass and the HOP, SKIP and JUMP shuttle services.
With an approximate $23 million budget, the city's Transportation Division is responsible for Boulder's award-winning multimodal transportation system. As director, Winfree has provided leadership in the implementation and maintenance of a sustainable local transportation system, focusing on development of a Complete Streets grid. She also plays a key role in supporting regional transportation solutions and has served on the 36 Commuting Solutions Board since 2005.
She was recently appointed by the Governor to the Regional Air Quality Council board. Winfree received her bachelor's degree in Architecture with honors from Princeton University.