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Office of Sustainability

Mission

The Office of Sustainability works to save resources and create efficiencies, through testing new technologies and

encouraging new ways of thinking that positively impact the environment, our local economy and all who live, work

and play in Raleigh. The innovative leadership will make Raleigh a resilient city, better positioned to manage

inevitable natural, social and economic challenges.

Department Overview

The Office of Sustainability is uniquely positioned in the City Manager’s Office to work collaboratively with all City

departments to prioritize sustainability at an individual, organizational and community-wide level that is critical to

retain the city’s recognized national leadership in this area.

Additional information regarding the Office of Sustainability may be obtained by contacting Megan Anderson,

Sustainability Manager, at (919) 996-4658 or via email at

Megan.Anderson@raleighnc.gov

.

Budget Detail

ACTUALS ACTUALS ADOPTED ADOPTED

CHANGE

EMPLOYEES

2013-14*

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

FY16 to FY17

Office of Sustainability

0

5

4

4

0

TOTAL

0

5

4

4

0

DIRECT EXPENDITURES BY TYPE

Personnel

0

405,640

393,489

382,416

(2.8%)

Employee Benefits

0

97,120

93,610

83,922

(10.3%)

Operating Expenditures

0

27,495

108,883

108,883

0.0%

TOTAL

$0

$530,255

$595,981

$575,221

(3.5%)

*During FY14, the Office of Sustainability, which was previously a program within the City Manager’s budget, was established as an office within the

City Manager’s Office. The employees of this office were previously calculated within the City Manager’s Office employee totals.

Key Initiatives

Serve as the clearinghouse for pilot projects, smart city applications and innovative solutions. Through

community engagement, collaboration and by serving as a resource, the Office of Sustainability

encourages practices that make Raleigh a more sustainable city.

(Economic Development and Innovation,

Objective 2; Growth and Natural Resources, Objectives 3

)

Guide the conversation, build capacity internally and in the community, and support the continued

development of initiatives and pilots that support resiliency for the Raleigh community.

Use Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating (STAR) framework to help prioritize and realign efforts

toward improving Raleigh’s achievements in the goal areas of Climate and Energy, Equity and

Empowerment, and Built Environment.

(Organizational Excellence, Objective 1)

Provide support for the newly developed green infrastructure/low impact development (GI/LID) program and

assist with implementation education.

(Growth and Natural Resources, Objective 3)

Transition Sustainable Home Raleigh to resiliency engagement program.

(Growth and Natural Resources,

Objective 3)

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