Fort Collins Sustainability
The City of Fort Collins has unveiled an environmental web portal to offer information about the City's environmental resources and services - from the latest on City rebates to locations for recycling used motor oil. Stay on top of what's happening on the environmental front at fcgov.com/enviro.
The City is gathering information about human services needs and how the City should be involved in closing those gaps. Affordable housing, reliable transportation and jobs that pay a living wage emerged as key concerns in a Social Gaps Analysis that has been conducted on behalf of the Social Sustainability department. Find out more about Social Sustainability at fcgov.com/socialsustainability.
The City of Fort Collins enjoys an economic, social and environmental vitality that many communities envy. The city's Economic Health Office focuses on preserving vitality and promoting economic health. Check out fcgov.com/business for updates and information on how to connect with Economic Health.
The City's Urban Renewal Authority, part of the Economic Health Office, assists with redevelopment projects that reuse infill property within the City limits. The URA helps developers with financial hurdles and their contribution to the community's overall long-term economic and environmental health.
Most recently, the URA Board of Commissioners has approved an agreement with the developers of Prospect Station. Find out more about the URA.
About Sustainability Services
Approved by City Council in November 2011 and completed in 2012, the City of Fort Collins finalized a reorganization that combined the Economic Health, Environmental Services, and Social Sustainability departments under one umbrella--the Social Sustainability Area. The City of Fort Collins is among the first, if not the first municipality, to structure all three components under one service area.
The change enables the Sustainability Services Area to increase cooperation with the Fort Collins community, in pursuit of innovative alliances and continued improvements in the areas of economic health, environmental services, and social sustainability (a concept known as the "Triple Bottom Line"). <more>
The Social Sustainability Department is led by Director Joe Frank. The overarching goal of Social Sustainability is to have a positive impact on socio-economic needs such as poverty, homelessness, health, education, and jobs.
Director Josh Birks leads the Economic Development Department and follows the Economic Health Strategic Plan, which guides the department's priorities. With a focus on partnership, creating economic opportunities, and preserving our unique quality of place, the Economic Development Department works to prioritize business retention and expansion, incubation, and business attraction.
Heading the Environmental Services Department is Director Lucinda Smith. Environmental Services focuses on improving outdoor and indoor air quality, waste reduction and recycling, coordinating municipal sustainability activities, and providing environmental data management.