Colorado Economic Recovery and Accountability

Jason Radaelli

Jason Radaelli



"It's saving money for homeowners and it's also cutting energy usage across the whole state."

In early 2009, Jason Radaelli was worried that he would be out of work. He had been working for two years in the maintenance department of Arapahoe County when the position was in danger of being eliminated. Instead of being laid-off, Mr. Radaelli, 40, of Denver, applied to work in the county’s weatherization department, and was hired in July 2009.

“It’s great. I like being on the road, going to different places everyday and not being stuck at my desk,” Mr. Radaelli said.

He said most of the homeowners are grateful for the improvements in their homes. “It’s saving money for homeowners and it’s also cutting energy usage across the whole state.”
Mr. Radaelli expressed appreciation for the fact that his job is paid for by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“I think (the Recovery Act) is great,” said Mr. Radaelli. “My background training was in heating and air conditioning. I knew the (Recovery Act) money was coming and I knew this was the field to get into.”

The job also “is a step forward to something bigger.”


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