"Sustainable Atlanta Leadership Update"
Board of Directors Media Contact: Scott Wicker, President UPS Scott Briskey Barry Berlin, Treasurer email@example.com Atlantic Trust 6 78.809.1474 Dana Hartline Edelman Ciannat Howett Emory University Lynnette W. Young Resigns as Executive Director of Sustainable Na’Taki Osborne Jelks National Wildlife Federation Atlanta Chris Sawyer Alston + Bird LLP ATLANTA – (December 7, 2010) – Lynnette W. Young, founding Executive John Wells Interface Global Director of Sustainable Atlanta, today announced her resignation feeling that her Charles Whatley Atlanta Development Authority role was done and it was time for the next phase of Sustainable Atlanta. Young will return to her Damespointe consulting practice which was the management Advisory Board Kelly Caffarelli entity for Sustainable Atlanta for the first three years of its operation. She will The Home Depot Foundation continue to serve as a catalyst for change. Felicia Davis UNCF Gerald Durley “During my time in both City government as well as the executive director of Providence Missionary Baptist Church Sustainable Atlanta I have always maintained a forward-thinking culture of Valerie Edwards The Integral Group leadership which has allowed us to serve the people of Atlanta,” said Lynnette Art Frazier Young. “I am so proud of the work we’ve done and the team that is in place with Spelman College Sustainable Atlanta today. I know that they will continue to serve the people of Angela Graham Graham & Associates Atlanta well moving forward.” Jewell Harper US Environmental Protection Agency Young is recognized by many for her 20 plus years in City government leadership Mitchell King Georgia Power (including five years as Chief Operating Officer for the City of Atlanta). More Terri Montague recently she has earned praise for successfully taking the City’s sustainability Montague & Associates effort from an initiative launched during Mayor Shirley Franklin’s second term to Frank Peterman Wilderness Society an independent, 501 (c)(3)non-profit with a focus on convening diverse Bailey Pope coalitions of stakeholders around issues of sustainability as well as providing The Dawson Company Mayor Kasim Reed resources for Atlantans in policy and program development. City of Atlanta A.J. Robinson Central Atlanta Progress “We all appreciate and respect the dedication, experience and leadership Jeff Seabright Lynnette brought to the organization as its founding Executive Director,” said The Coca-Cola Company Scott Wicker, President of the Sustainable Atlanta Board of Directors. “I have Laura Turner Seydel Turner Foundation enjoyed working with Lynnette and wish her well in her future endeavors.” Nathaniel Smith Equity Atlanta John Somerhalder II Among the many successes achieved during her tenure as Executive Director, AGL Resources Young led the 2007 effort to establish a blueprint for making Atlanta a more Jim Stokes Sustainable Solutions Georgia viable and competitive city through sustainability. The Division of Sustainability Valerie Thomas within the City of Atlanta was created as a direct result of the initial work Georgia Tech performed by Young and her team. 1 Additionally, Young oversaw the development of Atlanta’s first Sustainability Report which was published in 2009 benchmarking Atlanta’s standing in several key impact areas. The report received honors and recognition from both the Georgia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America as well as the Atlanta Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. In October 2010, under Young’s leadership, Sustainable Atlanta, in conjunction with the City of Atlanta, launched an effort to create a shared vision for a more sustainable Atlanta. The event provided content that will be used for the City’s Comprehensive Development Plan which will be updated in 2011. Through the first of two EnvisionATL events, the organization convened 200 participants and formalized nearly 40 partnerships with government, academic and non-profit organizations. Townsend Bailey, formerly Deputy Executive Director under Young since its inception, and Scott Briskey, formerly Director of Development & Communications for more than 1.5 years, have been named Interim Co-Directors by the Sustainable Atlanta Board of Directors and will continue sustainability policy and programming efforts for Atlanta. ### Sustainable Atlanta Sustainable Atlanta (www.sustainableatlanta.org) is a catalyst and facilitator for sustainable progress in Atlanta. Its core focus lies in convening leaders from academic, business, civic, governmental sectors and non-profits to develop sustainable policy and programs for those who live, work and play in Atlanta. Sustainable Atlanta leverages its expertise to help develop policies, programming, strategies and best practices that make Atlanta more bottom-line efficient, environmentally responsible and competitive when attracting employers/jobs. 2