Council Member Macon Cowles
Address: Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80306
Mailing Address: City Council Office, P. O. Box 791, Boulder, CO 80306 or PO Box 4623, Boulder, CO 80306
Phone Number: 303-638-6884
Fax Number: 303-440-6294
Term Expires: November 2013
Curriculum Vitae of
Primary employment: Lawyer, of Counsel to EasonRohde LLC, 1129 Cherokee, Denver, CO 80204, 303-381-3406. Representing people and businesses in transactions and litigation.
Lawyer, Macon Cowles & Associates, Boulder, CO. Firm Specialty: toxics, environmental, civil rights, and class actions. 1991 to 2010.
President and cofounder ConsultEnergy Corporation, Boulder, CO. ConsultEnergy engineers specialized in reducing the energy use of large buildings, distributed generation and renewable energy. 2003-2005.
Board of Directors, Denver Regional Council of Governments (2008-present)
Planning Board, City of Boulder, 2001-2006, Chair, 2004-2006. Worked closely with developers, citizens, engineers, architects and staff to improve projects totaling more than $500,000,000.
Worked with planners and government officials in many planning jurisdictions in order to tightly integrate land use and transportation, with a special emphasis on sustainability.
Worked with planning board members, designers, developers, citizens and staff on more than a dozen site reviews of major projects, totaling more than $500 million, including multi-tenant office buildings, attached and detached housing developments, and mixed use projects.
Lead environmental lawyer and a member of the Plaintiffs' Executive Committee in the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation. 1989-1992.
Selected by both federal and state judges to be one of seven lawyers in charge of more than 150 cases that were filed against Exxon and Alyeska in connection with the March 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Special recognition from the Natural Resources Defense Council in June, 1993 for "energetic and expert leadership in the pursuit of justice on behalf of the Alaska environment" in connection with the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation.
Recognized by Hispanic workers at the Treasury Department "in grateful appreciation for helping to open the doors of opportunity for Hispanics at the Denver Mint."
Featured in the book The Best Lawyers in America.
Presidents Award, American Planning Association (Colo. Chapter) 2001 for "outstanding contributions in support of planning in
LEED Accredited Professional (2003)
Congress for New Urbanism
Growing Gardens of
Planning Board, City of
Admitted to bar: 1975,
American Bar Association
Public Justice Foundation
Colorado Bar Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1981-1982) Boulder County Bar Association, Routt County Bar Association (President, 1979)
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 18:01