Metro Mayors Caucus Staff

The Metro Mayors Caucus is organized and managed by Civic Results, a Denver based non-profit firm. Principals and senior staff of Civic Results helped to organize and have provided strategic advice, policy support and staff to the Caucus since 1993.

  1. Catherine Kearny Marinelli
  2. Peter Kenney
  3. Vacancy

Catherine Kearney Marinelli

Catherine Marinelli

Catherine Marinelli is the Managing Principal at Civic Results, a Colorado based 501(c)(3) non-profit, where she also serves as the Executive Director of the Metro Mayors Caucus. The Caucus is a voluntary, regional association of 40 mayors from throughout the 7-county Denver Metropolitan area. Collectively, Caucus member cities comprise a region that is home to fifty-six percent of Colorado's population.


Since 1996, Catherine has worked with the Caucus to identify critical policy issues and build the consensus necessary to implement statewide, regional and local policy solutions. She has worked within the region and with partners across the state to develop understanding of the need for a new, sustainable and mode-flexible revenue source for state, regional and local mobility investments. Over the past 22 years, Catherine has facilitated multi-jurisdictional regional compacts on energy efficiency, water conservation, health and wellness, and growth. She also helped to establish the Caucus' multi-year, multi-jurisdictional mortgage bond program for first-time buyers and an affordable rental Transit Oriented Development pool at the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority.

More recently, she wrote a successful grant application for the international IBM Smarter Cities program and convened a multi-disciplinary Smarter Cities Task Force to implement IBM's recommendations for streamlining access and delivery of services to persons experiencing homelessness. She worked with Metro Denver Homeless Initiative, the Housing and Urban Development designated Continuum of Care Provider for the 7-county area, to create Landlord Recruitment and Emergency Assistance Funds to facilitate the housing of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Water Conservation

In the area of water conservation, she led the multi-jurisdictional effort to draft Best Management Practices which were later adopted as an appendix to Colorado's Model Water Conservation Plan. Catherine has worked on special projects with a variety of agencies, local governments and foundations including the City and County of Denver, Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Homeowners Opportunity Alliance, the US Department of Energy, Hunger Free Colorado, and The Denver Foundation.

Education & Personal Life

Catherine earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, from Colorado State University. She was a 2010 recipient of a Gates Foundation Fellowship for the State and Local Government Executive Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Catherine and her husband Bill live in Denver's Stapleton neighborhood with their two teenage children.