City of Cincinnati – Office of Environment and Sustainability
NIKKI VANDIVORT is an environmental professional with 16 years of experience protecting natural and cultural resources for utilities and municipal clients. For the past nine years, her work has involved building a multi-disciplinary team of scientists to anticipate their client’s regulatory and organizational needs, improving efficiency and collaboration, and avoiding/mitigating impacts on environmental resources. Her passion is sustainability and implementing solutions to the climate crisis. She holds a dual MBA and MPA in Sustainable Solutions from Presidio Graduate School and a BS in Environmental Science from Western Washington University.
The community of Cincinnati aims to accelerate its transition to renewable energy and electrification through the provisions of the IRA and IIJA, addressing energy inequities and leveraging federal funding. The partnership with FUSE Executive Fellow Nikki Vandivort will focus on maximizing federal resources, developing policies, and facilitating grants to increase accessibility to renewable energy and electrification infrastructure. She will conduct a listening tour, gather best practices, collaborate with partners, and ultimately activate a comprehensive clean energy strategy by coordinating procurement processes and establishing a sustainable fundraising vision.