Tuesday, March 16, 2010

City Names Sustainability Manager


The City administration announced today that Alicia Zatcoff has been named the first Sustainability Manager for the city of Richmond. In this role, Zatcoff will help the city develop and implement sustainable green and eco-friendly policies and practices that support Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ objectives for the residents of Richmond to enjoy an improved quality of life, healthy environment and enhanced economic development and job creation opportunities.

"As we have already initiated several initiatives to become a greener city by reducing our carbon footprint, this is the right time to appoint a Sustainability Manager," Mayor Jones said. “Alicia Zatcoff’s experience and commitment for an eco-friendly government will be of great benefit to the city of Richmond.”

The city’s sustainability manager will report to Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Operations Chris Beschler. Zatcoff will work cooperatively with all city agencies to find ways to reduce resource use such as water, electricity, and gasoline and develop long-term policies to conserve resources in order to create costs savings for the city and taxpayers.

Zatcoff is an attorney and LEED Accredited Professional. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. She has over 12 years of experience with the city of Richmond in areas including, governmental process, municipal law, real estate, community development, public safety and sustainability. Her background also includes positions in private practice and academia.