The City of Grand Junction provides critical services to its residents. To ensure reliable delivery of services, the City is committed to resiliency and sustainability practices that contribute to a high quality of life for its residents.
Sustainability continues to be a guiding theme of the organization. As our physical, political, social, and economic environment continues to change, the need for self-sufficiency is key to our success as an organization. The City is committed to its successful conservation programs, projects, and initiatives. These programs help the City become better stewards of natural resources and make economical choices to improve efficiency in City facilities. The City has invested in alternative energy sources, energy-efficient facilities, and alternative fuel fleet vehicles. The City is also a steward of its natural resources such as the Kannah Creek watershed and will expand innovative programs such as the biogas generation at the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant. Read more about sustainability efforts here.
The COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected municipalities nationwide. Local governments were forced to innovate and find ways to safely provide services to their respective communities, all while facing significant economic impacts. The City identified the need for policies and programs that contributed to the resiliency of the community in times of stress, such as a global pandemic. Read more about the City's response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.