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Gretchen Stanford has worked with the City of Loveland Water and Power Department since 2005 after she moved from Vancouver, British Columbia to Fort Collins, Colorado. Gretchen has worked in the newspaper business, marketing industry and served as an Environmental Educator for the Peace Corps in Morocco, Africa. Currently, she manages Loveland’s residential and commercial water conservation, energy efficiency, renewable and demand side management programs, 28 key accounts and public relations for water, wastewater and electric utilities. Gretchen represents the utility as their Public Information Officer and serves on the Loveland Downtown Team. Her goals are to collaborate on a more regional basis to make sustainability, energy efficiency, demand side management and water conservation a top priority with clear objectives, to continue the success in Loveland’s utility residential and commercial programs, educate the community on the benefits of sustainability and to measure and verify each program with accurate results. Gretchen recently graduated from Leadership Loveland and Leadership Northern Colorado.
Gretchen and her husband met at Elon University in North Carolina where she graduated with a degree in Communications. As a mother of twin four year old boys, she spends some of her time as a mentor mom for the Fort Collins Multiples Club and as an events coordinator at Fort Collins Preschool.