City Strategist, Healthy People and Thriving Communities Program
Madeline Keating is a core member of the Food Waste team, where her work is focused on implementation of city-level solutions and strategies for food waste prevention, surplus food rescue, and food scrap recycling. Keating approaches food waste work with an equitable systems-wide lens, advocating for community-based solutions that rethink the problem of food waste. Her work includes leading the Mid-Atlantic cohort of the NRDC Food Matters Regional Initiative, as well as serving as Denver city lead for the Food Matters project. In addition to rethinking food waste, Keating also works to address complex urban sustainability issues including healthy food access, equitable communities, mobility, climate action, and building regional collaboration. Her previous work includes managing the Sustainable Neighborhoods Network in the sustainability division for the City of Lakewood, CO and consulting on mapping health food access for the Jefferson County Public Health Department. Keating holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Colorado College and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Colorado Denver. She is also a certified master composter.