As part of his strategy to combat climate change, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu opened the Office of Resilience and Sustainability and brought in FUSE Executive Fellow Siobhan Foley to develop and implement the city’s first Climate Action Strategy, which was introduced in July 2017. During the course of her fellowship, Siobhan gathered community-based feedback about the strategy via open houses and workshops and convened working groups to move its implementation forward. Her work will help city officials and community members to more clearly understand how energy, transportation, and waste issues are related to the city’s sustainability and resilience efforts and will help the city prepare for climate change and reduce its impact on the environment.
Developing and Implementing a Citywide Climate Action Plan
SIOBHAN FOLEY (2016-17) most recently worked at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), where she led the Advanced Energy Working Group for CGI America. Previously, Siobhan worked at the Center for Sustainable Energy to increase adoption of clean energy technologies and with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation on solar education and corporate engagement. She also led strategic marketing and communications initiatives in travel, theater, and e-commerce. Siobhan earned an M.A. in sustainability management for the public sector from the Presidio Graduate School and a B.A. from Columbia University.
2016-2017 | City of New Orleans - Office of the Deputy Mayor & Chief Administrative Officer