Mark Truckey, Assistant Director of Community Development for the Town of Breckenridge: Mark has worked for over 25 years in the planning field, with a special emphasis on long range planning for communities and in environmental initiatives. Mark worked for ten years in several jurisdictions in Washington State, where he worked on comprehensive plans and water quality planning. In 1997 he moved with his family to Colorado and worked for eight years as Long Range Planning Manager for Summit County, where he headed up a number of planning efforts such as the establishment of the County’s Backcountry Zone, the Transfer of Development Rights program for the Upper Blue Basin, and numerous basin master plans. Most recently, for the last eight years Mark has served as Assistant Director of Community Development for the Town of Breckenridge, where he has had a broad range of duties. These have included oversight of the open space and trails program, development of the Golden Horseshoe recreation management plan, and oversight of planning and building review. Mark headed up efforts to develop the Town’s SustainableBreck Plan. Mark has devoted a good portion of his time in the last two years to implementing the SustainableBreck Plan, where he spearheaded several efforts, including the establishment of the SustainableBreck Business Certification Program and the enactment of the Town’s disposable bag fee and reusable bag program.
About the Town of Breckenridge’s SustainableBreck Business Program (Breckenridge, CO): This program provides free energy and environmental assessments as well as personal assistance to businesses to help businesses save operating costs (on energy, waste, supplies, water, and transportation costs) while reducing the business’s carbon footprint.