Michael Ogletree

Air Quality Program Manager

Department of Public Health & Environment - City and County of Denver

Michael Ogletree is the Air Quality Program Manager in the Department of Public Health & Environment for the City and County of Denver. He serves as a subject matter expert on citywide air quality matters and is responsible for updating and maintaining emissions inventories, performing dispersion modeling, participating in air quality rulemaking, recommending local/regional/state air pollution control strategies, and overseeing and participating in air quality monitoring studies. His current work includes management of three air quality monitoring grants. The first is funded by US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and focused on investigating air pollutant dispersion gradients along highways. The second is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and focused on a traditional ambient air monitoring station at Swansea Elementary School, located in the environmental justice community of Globeville-Elyria-Swansea. The Swansea Air Monitoring Station (SAMS) measures criteria pollutants as well as black carbon and a suite of VOC continuously.

His most recent grant award is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as one of 9 innovation grants awarded through the 2018 US Bloomberg Mayors Challenge. This $1 million award will fund the development of custom air sensors, data platform, and programming to reduce exposure of air pollution to public school kids. Throughout the pilot, the city of Denver will work in close collaboration with school communities and principals to provided understandable communication of air quality data as well as provide education on air quality to schools. Prior to his work at the City and County of Denver, Michael spent five years as an Environmental Chemist managing a laboratory for a stationary source testing company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Science from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters of Applied Science in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.

Michael Ogletree

Air Quality Program Manager

Department of Public Health & Environment - City and County of Denver

Michael Ogletree is the Air Quality Program Manager in the Department of Public Health & Environment for the City and County of Denver. He serves as a subject matter expert on citywide air quality matters and is responsible for updating and maintaining emissions inventories, performing dispersion modeling, participating in air quality rulemaking, recommending local/regional/state air pollution control strategies, and overseeing and participating in air quality monitoring studies. His current work includes management of three air quality monitoring grants. The first is funded by US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and focused on investigating air pollutant dispersion gradients along highways. The second is funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and focused on a traditional ambient air monitoring station at Swansea Elementary School, located in the environmental justice community of Globeville-Elyria-Swansea. The Swansea Air Monitoring Station (SAMS) measures criteria pollutants as well as black carbon and a suite of VOC continuously.

His most recent grant award is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies as one of 9 innovation grants awarded through the 2018 US Bloomberg Mayors Challenge. This $1 million award will fund the development of custom air sensors, data platform, and programming to reduce exposure of air pollution to public school kids. Throughout the pilot, the city of Denver will work in close collaboration with school communities and principals to provided understandable communication of air quality data as well as provide education on air quality to schools. Prior to his work at the City and County of Denver, Michael spent five years as an Environmental Chemist managing a laboratory for a stationary source testing company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Science from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters of Applied Science in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.