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Heather McGregor, Communications Director

Heather is the Communications Director for CLEER. She is the editor of the Clean Energy Economy News, CLEER’s free monthly e-newsletter, and webmaster of this site. She also oversees CLEER’s media releases, brochures, flyers, advertising and other communications products.

This is Heather's second tenure at CLEER, where she served as outreach and communications director from 2008 through 2010. Prior to joining CLEER, Heather worked as the communications director at The Bell Policy Center, a progressive research and policy organization focused on social and fiscal issues in Colorado. She previously worked in community journalism as a Garfield County bureau reporter for The Daily Sentinel, as a reporter for the Glenwood Springs Independent, and as the managing editor of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent

In Glenwood Springs, Heather worked with a City Council-appointed committee to conduct a city government energy inventory and develop an Energy and Climate Action Plan for Glenwood Springs. In 2007, she served as a volunteer editor for Gov. Ritter’s Colorado Climate Action Plan. 

Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado, and was a college intern for High Country News in Lander, Wyo. 

She and her husband, Steve Smith, live in Glenwood Springs, where they maintain a small fruit orchard and keep bees. They were the 1995 household winners of then-Gov. Roy Romer’s “Don’t Let It Go To Waste” award.  

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