Will Toor, the transportation program director for the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, received the John V. Christensen Memorial Award for regional civic leadership at the 60th anniversary celebration and awards event of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) held in Denver on April 22.
In making the award, DRCOG Chair Jackie Millet recognized Toor for his lengthy public service career and ability to work collaboratively.
Toor served as Mayor of Boulder from 1998-2004, Boulder County Commissioner from 2005-2013, and during that time served on the board of DRCOG. His contributions while on the DRCOG board include adoption of sustainability principles in the regional transportation and land use plan, including a goal to reduce per capita greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by 60%; strengthening the regional urban growth boundary; shifting millions of dollars from roadway projects to transit and bicycle projects; and the approval of bus rapid transit for the Boulder Denver corridor.
The Southwest Energy Efficiency Project is a public interest organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For more information, visit www.swenergy.org.
Will Toor, SWEEP Transportation Program Director: (303) 4467-0078 ext. 6; firstname.lastname@example.org