Sustainable Neighborhood Network

The Sustainable Neighborhood Network was formed as a nonprofit in 2020 to manage the successful adoption, implementation and maintenance of the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program in participating communities.

The Network aims to:

  1. Identify opportunities to expand membership and reach of the network through capacity planning, fundraising, grant-writing and networking,

  2. Maintain and improve upon the existing web infrastructure for the network, and

  3. Sponsor, host and participate in events and activities that promote network-wide connection building and educational opportunities.

Board of Directors


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Kayla Betzold

Sustainability Manager, City of Louisville

Kayla is the Sustainability Manager for the City of Louisville, leading development and implementation of the City’s environmental sustainability programs, projects and policy iniativies for residents, businesses and the municipality. Kayla is the staff liaison to the Sustainability Advisory Board and works with the board to develop and implement projects that support the City’s Sustainability Action Plan goals. Kayla earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and has been working in municipal government on the Front Range for the past 9 years implementing sustainability programs and policy for residents and businesses in Boulder, Larimer, and Jefferson Counties.


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Christy Cerrone - Secretary/Treasurer

Sustainable Neighborhoods Program Coordinator, City of Lakewood

Christy is the City of Lakewood’s Sustainable Neighborhoods Program Coordinator, and started out with the Sustainable Neighborhoods as a volunteer in her own neighborhood. Christy is a gardener, a bicycle rider, and believes that everyone can make a difference and every little bit helps. She is on a mission to help neighbors and kids throughout Lakewood find fun, creative, and meaningful ways to save the earth.


Lynn Coppedge - Vice Chair

Sustainability Planner, Brendle Group

Lynn is a sustainability planner with Brendle Group, where she works with communities to accelerate the adoption of sustainable practices through equitable planning and program implementation, recognizing that community involvement, expertise, and ownership is critical to the success of any sustainable plan or program.

In her previous role with the City of Lakewood Sustainability Division, she supported the growth of the Sustainable Neighborhood Program and Network and is committed to seeing this successful model replicated in communities across the nation.

Lynn received her Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from Arizona State University and moved to Colorado in 2014. She owes her love of biking to local community members who she had the privilege of engaging and working alongside in her early career.


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Adrienne Dorsey

Executive Director, GRID Alternatives Colorado

Adrienne has over fifteen years of combined experience working in the fields of energy efficiency, solar energy, sustainability, and land conservation. She served as Deputy Director for GRID Alternatives Colorado before moving into the Executive Director position in 2018.  Prior to joining GRID Alternatives Colorado, she worked in the governmental sector leading innovative programs and projects at both the state and local level. Her experience includes leading a statewide initiative designed to expand access to community solar for low-income households in Colorado and building and leading the first Sustainability Office for Adams County, Colorado.

She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University. She was also recognized as one of the 40 Top Women in Energy by the Denver Business Journal in 2019. 

When not in the office, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her husband, son, and three dogs.



Taylor Moellers

Sustainable Neighborhoods Administrator, Denver’s Office of Climate Action, Sustainability & Resiliency

Taylor Moellers is the Sustainable Neighborhoods Administrator at the City and County of Denver, working to advance sustainability at the community level by empowering residents to build upon their ideas and interests. Taylor believes the best solutions are co-created with the community. Taylor received a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University and a Master of Applied Science in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.



Alyssa Vogan

Sustainability Analyst, Town of Superior

Alyssa is the Sustainability Analyst for the Town of Superior, Colorado and was formerly the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program Coordinator for the City of Lakewood. Under Alyssa's leadership, the Network expanded to Fort Collins and Wheat Ridge and she also led the effort to develop the Sustainable Neighborhood Network as a nonprofit in May 2020.

Alyssa received her Master in Environmental Management degree from Western Colorado University, and is dedicated to exhibiting the necessity of local action to help address the global climate crisis.

She recently took on the task of making her household zero waste to use firsthand experience to better educate peers, friends and everyone else on how taking small personal steps are some of the most important ones for our environment - along with advocacy, volunteerism and civic engagement.


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Jonathan Wachtel - Chair

Sustainability Manager, City of Lakewood

Jonathan is the Sustainability Manager for the City of Lakewood, Colorado. Jonathan is the innovator and creator of the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program, developing it in Lakewood in 2012.

In 2015, under Jonathan’s leadership, the City adopted its first city-wide Sustainability Plan. Jonathan’s work has been recognized with numerous awards including awards from both the Colorado and National chapters of the American Planning Association and the Harvard Kennedy School for innovations in American Government. Most recently, Jonathan is excited about the Dunstan Middle School science class that dedicated an entire semester to studying the City of Lakewood Sustainability Plan in order to write a kid-friendly version with artwork, photography, and action steps for kids. The City of Lakewood Sustainability Plan for Kids was recognized with a community engagement award from the Colorado APA in the Fall of 2019.


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Marcy Yoder

Neighborhood Services Manager, City of Fort Collins

Marcy Yoder is the Neighborhood Services Manager at City of Fort Collins. She has been involved in community engagement for over 20 years, first in non-profit and now in government. Her work is focused on enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods, empowering neighbors to solve problems and fostering respectful relationships. Being able to build connections and facilitate collaborative solutions are two of the keys to her success.