Executive Director, CoPIRG

Started on staff: 2001
B.A., University of Virginia
Danny has been the director of CoPIRG for over a decade. Danny co-authored a groundbreaking report on the state’s transit, walking and biking needs and is a co-author of the annual “State of Recycling” report. He also helped write a 2016 Denver initiative to create a public matching campaign finance program and led the early effort to eliminate predatory payday loans in Colorado. Danny serves on the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Efficiency and Accountability Committee, CDOT’s Transit and Rail Advisory Committee, RTD’s Reimagine Advisory Committee, the Denver Moves Everyone Think Tank, and the I-70 Collaborative Effort. Danny lobbies federal, state and local elected officials on transportation electrification, multimodal transportation, zero waste, consumer protection and public health issues. He appears frequently in local media outlets and is active in a number of coalitions. He resides in Denver with his family, where he enjoys biking and skiing, the neighborhood food scene and raising chickens.

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Posts by Danny Katz
How places of worship can go solar in Colorado

Clean energy

How places of worship can go solar in Colorado

Federal tax credits (through direct pay) and other resources are available right now for mosques, churches, synagogues and other places of worship to add solar on their buildings

2023 Colorado Legislative Report

Good news

2023 Colorado Legislative Report

In 2023, CoPIRG supported 17 bills at the legislature on a range of public interest issues that protect consumers, safeguard our public health and improve our quality of life across Colorado.

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