Sonrisa Lucero is the Sustainability Strategist for the Office of Climate Action, Sustainability, and Resiliency for the City and County of Denver. She works to establish sustainability as a core business value for the City, engaging community partners to instill it as a public value, and facilitates the equitable achievement of the city’s sustainability goals. A Sustainability Engineer with over thirteen years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, Sonrisa is skilled at building coalitions and guiding diverse stakeholders to advance sustainability and combat climate change through the development and execution of goals, plans, policies, and programs.
Sonrisa has been a life-long advocate for social justice and was a founding member of the Colorado Latino Forum, a statewide advocacy group for the equal rights of Latinos, was an ardent advocate for civil unions and the legal right of LGBTQIA couples to marry, and served as the Chair of Groundwork Denver, an environmental justice organization serving low-income communities. She was a Gubernatorial Appointee to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Pollution Prevention Advisory Board and a Mayoral Appointee to the Denver Facilities and Energy Efficiency Advisory Board.
She was recognized as a Shero by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2020, received the 5281 Sustainability Award in 2019, and was included in the Who’s Who in Energy by the Denver Business Journal in 2017. Sonrisa is a graduate of Stanford University, a Denver native, and loves exploring the outdoors and traveling with her wife and puppy.