Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute


Executive Director – Susan D. Daggett

Susan D. Daggett is a natural resources, environmental, and land use attorney who serves as the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and as an Associate Professor of the Practice, teaching in the area of land use and sustainability.    She previously served as Managing Attorney in the Rocky Mountain office of Earthjustice, a national non-profit public interest law firm (formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund) and also worked as an independent consultant to non-profit organizations engaged in energy-related advocacy.    She is a founding member of the Metropolitan Denver Nature Alliance, and she also serves on the Boards of Smart Growth America, Transportation Solutions, Colorado History Day, and the Denver School of the Arts Friends Foundation.   She previously served as Trustee for the Colorado Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, as Commissioner of Denver Water and as a founding Board member of Greenprint Denver.   She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received her law degree from Yale University.

Program Coordinator – Lisa L. Loranger, LEED AP

Lisa is a sustainability professional and LEED AP with extensive knowledge of energy, climate change, sustainable development policies and the built environment. She has worked a number of agencies, including The Nature Conservancy, Colorado Governor’s Energy Office, and Denver’s Regional Transportation District. She has consulted on a number of projects, including potential land uses for a former Superfund site, renewable energy rebate programs, sustainability planning for large-scale developments and climate action planning. A graduate of Boston University, Lisa earned an MBA and MS from the University of Colorado Boulder where she was a campus leader on climate action planning.

Conference Manager – Linda Smith

Linda started her environmental conference business, Green Meetings, in 1991. Over the twenty years she has been in business she has educated and, in the early stages, arm twisted venues and vendors to implement green meeting processes. Linda has been instrumental in changing vendor and venue practices in the United States and Canada. Her business clients’ focus is environmental and social change and she delights in working with them to help provide core environmental meeting services, from recycling a wide range of materials, to use of non-toxic cleaning materials and re-use of linens, to composting food waste and providing locally grown, in-season, organic menus. Reduce, reuse and recycle is the foundation of her Green Meetings business model.

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208