Mayor Soglin Announces First Sustainability Program Coordinator
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 2:48pm
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin today announced the hiring of Stacie Reece to serve as the City’s first Sustainability Coordinator.
In this new position with the Engineering Division, Ms. Reece will work to develop Madison’s sustainability programs and develop new initiatives to increase alternate and renewable resources, including electric, natural gas and fleet vehicles.
Ms. Reece said she is excited for the opportunity to implement Madison’s 100% Renewable Energy Zero Net Carbon Plan and expand existing sustainability programs such as the group solar buy to commercial property owners.
"Through the work on the Sustainable Madison Committee, I’ve seen the impact of community conversations to move forward policy goals such as the 100% Renewable Energy Resolution. In this new position, I look forward to implementing the City of Madison’s sustainability initiatives through continued stakeholder engagement."
Ms. Reece brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. She has worked in banking, legal billing and bookkeeping. However, it was a conversation with a coworker about compact fluorescent light bulbs that provided her with her own lightbulb moment: To return to school for sustainable management. With a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Ms. Reece served as the Director of Sustainable Business at Sustain Dane since 2014. She recently served as the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Middleton and additionally served as a member of the Sustainable Madison Committee.
"The sustainability efforts through working with area businesses, nonprofits and municipalities has strengthened our community to become more resilient," said Reece. "Whether you live, work or play in Madison, everyone is invited to get involved and share their vision for a more sustainable region."
Ms. Reece’s first day with the City will be Monday, November 5th.
- Jeanne Hoffman, 608-266-4019