Catherine Hurley, the manager of sustainability programs for the City of Evanston, is leaving to take a job leading sustainability efforts at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says Hurley has made a substantial contribution since starting work at the city in 2010.

“She has converted the City’s sustainability efforts to a whole new area focusing on the livability of Evanston. The City’s active participation in the STAR community process and our new Managing to Livability initiative are just a few of her lasting legacies to our community.” Bobkiewicz sad..

He added, “Catherine’s thoughtfulness, intelligence, extraordinary initiative and dedication to her profession has made the City of Evanston a better place and those fortunate to work with her these past six years better professionals. I’m thrilled that Catherine now transitions to ever bigger challenges ahead.”

Hurley’s last day on the job in Evanston will be Dec. 9.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Replacement advice

    I live here, and I've haven't heard of any of the things Wally praises her for.  How about not hiring a replacement unless you can find someone who affects your full constituency.

    1. Or you could turn off faux news

      Or, jmeb, you could turn off faux news and pay attention to what goes on in your city…

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