BlueGreen Alliance | Chris Markuson

Chris Markuson


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Chris Markuson is the Director of Colorado and State Economic Transition Policy for the BlueGreen Alliance (BGA). He leads BGA’s Colorado efforts to identify and implement policies and projects that will help build the clean energy economy, reduce emissions, create quality, family-sustaining jobs, and support a just transition for Colorado workers and communities. He also leads BGA’s development and implementation of state economic transition policies.

Chris has more than twenty-five years of experience in local government and the private sector. Before joining BlueGreen Alliance, he served as Director of Economic Development, GIS and Energy for Pueblo County, Colorado. Here, Chris was responsible for growing the economy, implementing systemic intelligent decision making through use of GIS technology, and leading community energy regulatory and policy efforts.

He is a policy leader in the legalized cannabis industry and is credited for developing nationally recognized models of local government innovation. Chris has been recognized by the Orton Family Foundation and Esri for his innovative work. Chris believes strongly in principles of community collaboration, sustainability, and human-centered economic development that cultivate healthy communities and environmentally friendly land-use.