Lucy Molina, Environmental Justice Advocate
Delphine Farmer, Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University
Rene Bullock, Executive Director, Commerce City Chamber of Commerce and Commerce City Historical Society
Adam Burg, Director of Federal and State Affairs, City & County of Denver
Lucy Molina is a mother and advocate for her community of Commerce City. Whether it’s at the Capitol advocating for environmental justice, testifying for bills to help Colorado move into the clean energy age, or speaking up for the health and safety of the community, Molina is there to stand up for the people. She is a former candidate for city council of Commerce City.
Delphine Farmer is a Professor of Chemistry at Colorado State University, where she runs a research group studying atmospheric and indoor chemistry, with particular focus on understanding how human activity impacts climate, ecosystems, and human health. She received her BSc in Chemistry from McGill University, her MS in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from the University of California at Berkeley, and then her PhD in Chemistry from Berkeley. She held a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder before moving to her current position at CSU in Fort Collins. She is a recipient of the 2013 Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award, the 2022 CSU Interdisciplinary Scholarship Award, and the 2022 AGU Ascent Award.
Adam Burg serves as the director of federal and state affairs for Mayor Mike Johnston and the City & County of Denver. Adam works with city leadership to solve problems and seek opportunities to advance Mayor Johnston's policy efforts and priorities for the City & County of Denver at the state and federal level.
During the recording of this podcast, Adam served as the vice president of government affairs for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Metro Denver EDC. In his role, Adam oversaw the government affairs activities and strategies for the Chamber and Metro Denver EDC and managed the government affairs department.
Prior to joining the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Metro Denver EDC, Adam Burg served as the legislative and government affairs senior advisor for one of the largest counties in Colorado (Adams County) where he managed the county's government affairs and legislative programs, working directly with the county manager, county commissioners, and other elected officials to advance the credibility of the county in federal, state, and local arenas
Adam has worked on numerous campaigns across the state of Colorado and served as a legislative aide at the Colorado General Assembly working for State Senate Majority Leader Dominick Moreno when Senator Moreno served in leadership in the Colorado House of Representatives. Adam also co-founded a political consulting firm where he and his business partner managed a successful client portfolio that focused on political consulting, government relations and business strategy.
Adam’s previous positions have allowed him to work on a diverse number of policy issues such as natural resources, housing, education, technology, growth and sustainability, energy, aerospace and aviation, infrastructure, transportation, and local government and state relations among other areas of policy.
Adam was born and raised in Colorado and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Denver.