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SLCgreen Welcomes New Team Members

This summer was full of many changes for SLCgreen. With Debbie Lyons stepping into the role of Director of Sustainability, and the expansion of our programming, SLCgreen had a few important openings to fill. We’re excited to welcome 2 new members of the SLCgreen team, and to celebrate longtime SLCgreen Communications Manager Sophia Nicholas in her new role as Deputy Director!

The New Faces at SLCgreen

In early July, Bimini Horstmann joined the Sustainability Department as our Special Projects Assistant. Bimini recently finished degrees in Environmental Studies and Biology from Davidson College in North Carolina. An avid rock climber, Bimini was excited to make the move back to Salt Lake City and work with SLCgreen’s team on projects including environmental compliance, climate change, air quality, energy, transportation, waste reduction, and food policy initiatives. The Special Projects Assistant plays a key role in supporting the policy and administrative work of our office, helping ensure that SLCgreen achieves our ambitious energy and climate goals.

This year, SLCgreen is also welcoming Catherine Wyffels to the newly created role of Environmental and Air Quality Program Manager. This position will focus on environmental management, reviewing environmental site assessments, and managing SLCgreen’s air quality programs and initiatives. Catherine is joining SLCgreen after 7 years as an environmental engineer with the Utah Division of Air Quality. We are so excited to have Catherine in this role, which will directly impact our community by ensuring that our building and community spaces are healthy and that our air quality continues to improve.

Introducing our new Deputy Director

After 5 years as SLCgreen’s Communications Manager, Sophia Nicholas has stepped into a new role as the Department’s Deputy Director. Sophia started her career in sustainability with HEAL Utah and joined SLCgreen in 2016. Sophia has helped expand SLCgreen’s community engagement, implementing strategies to connect community partners and residents with our sustainability program.

As Deputy Director, Sophia will continue to oversee higher level communications strategies, working directly with department program managers on SLCgreen’s initiatives including community renewable energy, food access, air quality, and energy efficiency.

SLCgreen is thrilled to have Bimini and Catherine join our team, and excited to welcome Sophia into her new role!

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