City’s sustainability coordinator departs

Carolyn Collopy, Evanston’s sustainability coordinator, is leaving the city today after three years on the job.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced in a blog post that Collopy and her family are moving to the Minneapolis area to be closer to her extended family. She will be taking a similar position with Hennepin County, Minn.

Collopy was the first person to hold the sustainability coordinator job in Evanston. Bobkiewicz said that she helped create the city’s Climate Action Plan and has brought hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding to Evanston to further the goals of the plan, working closely with many community partners, most notably Citizens for a Greener Evanston.

Bobkiewicz says the city will start recruiting to fill the position soon.

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