Colorado Association of School District Energy Managers

About Us

Read about CASDEM's mission, history, officers and by-laws.

Our Mission

To promote energy management in schools, provide a means of sharing information on energy management issues related to schools, and to provide opportunities for cooperative efforts related to energy management among school districts.

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.

The Colorado Energy Office (GEO) endorses and supports the mission of the Colorado Association of School District Energy Managers. GEO offers a variety of free services to individual school districts to further encourage energy management in Colorado's schools. For more information about GEO and services they provide to Colorado K-12 schools please visit the Colorado Energy Office webpage.

Current Officers

CASDEM officers now include a chairperson and vice chairperson. In addition, the immediate past chairperson will serve as an officer as an advisor and assisting with the arrangements for the annual fall conference. Our current officers are:

Past Officers

In previous years CASDEM had a single officer, the chairperson. Past year officers were:

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