Civic Results professional staff has decades of experience in government at the municipal, county, state and federal levels, and in civic engagement and public participation, in Colorado and around the country.

John Parr
Civic Results Co-Founder and Principal

1948 — 2007


Civic Results Principals

Together, Civic Results principals have over 50 years of high-level policy development, process management and design and civic engagement experience. The Civic Results team includes founding Principal Peter Kenney, and Principal Catherine Kearney Marinelli


Peter Kenney is a Principal and co-founder of Civic Results. Peter has more than thirty five years of policy development and management experience both as an elected official, in municipal and county governments, and as a public policy consultant. Peter's experience includes service as a mayor and a county commissioner in Clear Creek County. Peter served on the Board of Directors of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) for seven years, serving as chair of the Executive Committee, and vice chair of the Board. Peter chaired DRCOG's Long Term Care Task Force and served on the Transportation Committee (MPO). Peter served as president of Colorado Counties Incorporated and as chair of various committees and task forces for the National Association of Counties. Peter helped found the Metro Mayors Caucus and since 1993 has provided strategic policy advice and facilitation services to Caucus members.

Peter completed the Rocky Mountain Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the University of Colorado at Denver, Graduate School of Public Affairs. Peter was a Gates Foundation Fellow for the State and Local Government Executive Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Peter was selected as the 1987 Colorado County Commissioner of the Year, received the 1984 Common Cause Good Citizenship Award, the 1992 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Counties, and the Distinguished Service Award from DRCOG in 1993. He is the 1997 recipient of DRCOG's John V. Christiensen Memorial Award for extraordinary contributions to regionalism.

In 2003 and 2004, Peter served under contract for the U.S Agency for International Development in Baghdad, Iraq as a principal advisor to new local governments throughout Baghdad Province.

Peter can be reached at (303) 480-1947 or (303) 507-7394


Catherine Kearney Marinelli is a Principal at Civic Results and the Director of the Metro Mayors Caucus. Since 1996 Catherine has worked with the Caucus to identify and address critical policy issues and implement regional and local policy initiatives. Catherine has facilitated the creation of multi-jurisdictional regional compacts on issues such as energy efficiency, water conservation and health and wellness and served on the policy team facilitating the Mile High Compact on growth management.

Catherine organized the Caucus' multiyear $200 million mortgage bond program and led the Caucus effort to establish a $50 million pool of funds at the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority for the finance of transit oriented affordable multi-family rental housing along the region's transit corridors. In the area of water conservation, Catherine led the multi-jurisdictional effort to draft Best Management Practices for water conservation (demand side) currently in use as an appendix to the Colorado Water Conservation Board's Model Water Conservation Plan. Catherine also served as an appointee to Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s Housing Plan Task Force.

At Civic Results Catherine has worked on special projects for a variety of agencies, local governments and foundations including the City and County of Denver, Regional Air Quality Council, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Denver Regional Council of Governments, the Counselors of Real Estate, and The Denver Foundation. Catherine has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and a B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, from Colorado State University.

Catherine is a 2010 Gates Fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, in the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

Catherine can be reached at (720) 280-3358



Civic Results Board of Directors

Tom Clark, Chairman
CEO, Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation

Ken Fellman
Former Mayor of Arvada, Colorado
Partner, Kissinger and Fellman, PC

Happy Haynes
Former City Council Member of Denver, Colorado
At-Large Member, Vice President, Denver Board of Education

Randy Pye
Former Mayor, City of Centennial
Managing Principal, Fulcrum One

Marilee Utter
CEO, Citiventure Associates
Executive Vice President, Urban Land Institute District Council Program

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