I have had an interest since I went to the first Earth Day conference in Washington DC in 1970 as a AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and I have been involved in transportation issues since I worked as Director of Essex County, NJ Department of Planning and Economic Development.
USGBC: What kinds of opportunities do you see in your work for developing a more sustainable built environment?
I manage the Green Columbus Grant Program that can help offset some costs associated with brownfield redevelopment and LEED certification. I also help manage the city's Pay as we Grow and Grow with a Plan and the implementation of the Big Darby Accord so I help manage environmentally and economically sustainable growth in Columbus.
USGBC: What motivated you to become a USGBC chapter member?
I became aware of the economic and environmental importance of green buildings, and the USGBC chapter gives me an opportunity to share my work and interact with like minded people in the business.
USGBC: What is the best connection or relationship you’ve made through USGBC?
Jeremy Cohen, he has been a very helpful resource while developing the Green Columbus Fund program and beyond.
USGBC: What do you do for fun outside the office? I like to read history and mysteries and I like to play touch football basketball.