Simone Cordery-Cotter

Climate Analyst 

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Phone: 530.582.4800

Colorado born and raised, Simone Cordery-Cotter got her start in corporate marketing and public relations, where she worked as an account manager for an advertising agency and was the North America public relations director for an international performance brand. After 5 years in the for-profit industry, she looked longingly across the fence at the non-profit, cause-driven industry, and sought out AmeriCorps’ CivicSpark program as a way to learn more about the role of small governments and non-profits collaborating to combat global climate change on a local scale. 

Working with Sierra Business Council on the Sierra CAMP initiative and on Climate Planning and Energy strategies, Simone is thrilled to be a part of something vital, growing, and grassroots, and wants to help save the world, all while serving the triple bottom line. She stayed on with SBC after her service year, acting as program manager for Sierra CAMP and serving as a vital part of the Government Affairs team. 

As long as it’s outdoors, Simone is content doing it, whether it’s biking, running, backpacking, snowboarding, or dog-walking. She loves obscure movies, and talking shop with craft brewers. She’s very proud of the fact that she ran her first two half-marathons in 2018, and has gone skydiving despite a crippling fear of heights. On a regular Saturday, she can be found walking in the woods with her dog Freya, and working on some kind of functional art project.

Blogs by Simone Cordery-Cotter

Understanding our Vulnerabilities—And Our Choices—in the Sierra

Sierra CAMP, a program of Sierra Business Council, is currently undertaking a regional vulnerability assessment to examine how Sierra Nevada communities will be affected by projected climate changes. We have already seen the massive impact that climate change can have in its multiple forms on our communities in the mountains. Climate change leaves our homes and businesses vulnerable to wildfire and floods, it impacts the clarity of our lakes and rivers, and challenges our recreation patterns as we navigate the changes in snow and temperature year round. The goal of the vulnerability assessment is to better understand and measure the impacts of climate change on our social and economic systems that are inextricably linked to our natural environment.

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Sierra CAMP and sustainable recreation

It may seem strange that a climate collaborative is hosting a panel discussion on recreation, economic recovery, and equity. What in the world does any of this have to do with climate change and adaptation? The answer is everything…

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When the Dust Settles

When the Dust Settles And when we go back to work and we begin to create better systems, better ways of working