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Apr 15th

Committee Meeting

Control Strategy Committee
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 1st

Board Meeting

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

May 14th

Committee Meeting

Operations Committee
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Regional Air Quality Council

Our mission is to develop and propose effective and cost-efficient air quality planning initiatives with input from local government agencies, the private sector, stakeholder groups, and citizens of the Denver metropolitan area and the Denver Metro/North Front Range Ozone Non-Attainment Area. We plan and implement a variety of public outreach and education efforts. The RAQC assists with regional public/private initiatives to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, mobile sources, and other sources.

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A message from our executive director on COVID-19

Dear RAQC Members & Stakeholder Partners,

As requested by Governor Polis and the CDC, the RAQC staff is taking precautions to address concerns about and decrease possible susceptibility or exposure to COVID-19. For that reason, all RAQC meetings will be migrated towards remote conferencing using Zoom for the foreseeable future, and we will reassess as new information becomes available. Please check our meeting agendas posted under the Meetings tab on our website to get access to Zoom meeting information. The RAQC office is currently open and it is “business as usual” at this time, but that could change if building management makes a decision to close. Please contact RAQC staff before arriving in person.

Also, please note that the RAQC staff may be exercising options to work remotely, and during this time, email is the best method of communication. The RAQC is working with all of its state and local partner agencies to ensure that our programs operate as normal, however, delays could occur as the situation evolves. We are closely monitoring the ever-evolving situation in order to respond to and prioritize the needs of our stakeholder partners, as well as the health and safety of our employees.


Mike Silverstein
Executive Director
Regional Air Quality Council
1445 Market Street, Suite 260 │ Denver, CO  80202
303-629-5450, x250 │ 303-915-8236 cell │ | |

The RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. Sponsors “Running Up For Air” Endurance Run Event
The RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. Sponsors “Running Up For Air” Endurance Run Event

The RAQC’s Simple Steps. Better Air. program has once again teamed up with Suffer Better. Suffer Better is a Colorado-based nonprofit that offers endurance athletes opportunities to give back to preserve and protect the natural environment, and support local communities through running events, educational programs and grants. Simple Steps. Better Air. is sponsoring the annual event, Running Up For Air-Colorado (RUFA-CO), an endurance race created to raise awareness and empower organizations working on air quality solutions. RUFA-CO takes place March 6-7, 2020 in Pine, Colo. at Staunton State Park. Athletes will commit to running for 3, 6, 12 or even 24 hours. Proceeds will benefit Protect Our Winters and Conservation Colorado. Find out more about the event here.

RAQC’s TV Meteorologist Advisory Group Meets To Discuss Region’s Air Quality Challenges and Solutions
RAQC’s TV Meteorologist Advisory Group Meets To Discuss Region’s Air Quality Challenges and Solutions

The Regional Air Quality Council’s (RAQC) TV Meteorologist Advisory Group met in February to discuss ground-level ozone pollution and its impact on the Denver metro area. The goal of the Advisory Group is to raise awareness of high ozone days, called Ozone Action Alert Days, as well as the simple steps we can each take to improve air quality. The Advisory Group is comprised of meteorologists from all local television stations and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE). Look for Ozone Action Alert Day notifications in future weather forecasts in your favorite local broadcast.

Board Announcements

Next Board Meeting

Friday, May 1, 2020
9:30 am – 11:30 am

Zoom Meeting – Remote ONLY

Registration REQUIRED: URL will be provided closer to the meeting date




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