About Us


Our Mission

To promote energy management and resource conservation in schools and throughout the state of Colorado by sharing best practices, engaging in cooperative efforts, building partnerships and skills, and learning about cutting-edge products, technologies, services, and offerings.

Our History

CASDEM was formed in 1998 by a handful of school district energy managers, as an informal networking group. Since then, CASDEM has grown to include about 50 members, and has regular meetings and conferences. In addition, CASDEM works on cooperative projects among members.

Bylaws

Current Officers

Chairperson
Dara Ward
Energy & Sustainability Manager
St. Vrain Valley School District
Ward_Dara@svvsd.org

Vice Chairperson
Shannon Oliver
Assistant Director of Energy & Sustainability
Adams 12 Five Star Schools
oli021294@adams12.org

Webmaster/Secretary
Craig Wright
Natural & Renewable Resources Manager
Aurora Public Schools
cawright@aurorak12.org

Past Chairpersons

  • 2018-2019 Chairperson Dara Ward, St. Vrain Valley School District
  • 2017-2018 Chairperson Dara Ward, St. Vrain Valley School District
  • 2016-2017 Chairperson Craig Wright, Aurora Public Schools
  • 2015-2016 Chairperson Craig Wright, Aurora Public Schools
  • 2014-2015 Chairperson Eric J. Anderson, Mesa County School District 51
  • 2013-2014 Chairperson Jeff Medwetz, Boulder Valley School District
  • 2012-2013 Chairperson Henry Reitwiesner, Academy School District 20
  • 2011-2012 chairperson Craig Wright, Aurora Public Schools
  • 2010-2011 Chairperson Mark J. Ferguson, Colorado Springs School District #11
  • 2009-2010 Chairperson Eric J. Anderson, Mesa County School District #51 
  • 2008-2009 Chairperson Tim (Bo) Bacon, Aurora Public Schools
  • 2007-2008 Chairperson Chuck Finleon, St. Vrain School District
  • 2006-2007 Chairperson Dan Huenneke, Summit Schools / Chuck Finleon, St. Vrain School District
  • 2005-2006 Chairperson Sam Crispin, Adams 12 (now with Colorado School of Mines)
  • 2004-2005 Chairperson Stu Reeve, Poudre School District
  • 2003-2004 Chairperson Bill Chambers, Douglas County Schools
  • 2002-2003 Chairperson Jack Dempsey, Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • 2001-2002 Chairperson Tom MacDonnell, Jefferson County Schools
  • 2000-2001 Chairperson Ralph Bozella, St. Vrain Valley Schools
  • 1999-2000 Chairperson Bill Chambers, Aurora Public Schools (now with Douglas County Schools)
  • 1998-1999 Chairperson Stu Reeve, Poudre School District