About Us

Sustainable Tallahassee is a member-driven, volunteer-run organization serving Tallahassee and Leon County since 2007. We focus on building a world-class sustainable community through education and collaboration with local governments, non-profit organizations, businesses, and community partners. We prioritize meeting individuals where they are and providing them with tangible steps to live more sustainably.

Our Mission

is to accelerate the community’s transition to environmental, economic, and social sustainability. 

We work to achieve our mission through education and community collaboration

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Shawn Youngblood

President

Kristen Headshot

Kristen Summers

Vice President

Jane McElroy

Secretary

Jack Diestelhorst

Treasurer

Amanda Peterson

Executive Committee, membership

Pam Doffek

Executive Committee, At Large

Jeri Winkleblack

Executive Committee, at large

Board of Directors

Gail Hankinson

Grant Gelhardt

Juan Arguelles Ortiz

Savana Roach

Leon Brunson

Jennifer Powell

Jennifer Taylor

2022 Cohort

FAQ

In 2007, the inaugural Knight Creative Communities Initiative (KCCI) catalyst team developed a “Greenovation” project.  The Greenovation Catalyst worked to make Tallahassee an even more environmentally conscious city and function as a catalyst for stimulating green industry and green collar jobs.

The Greenovation Catalyst team initiated projects such as Tallahassee’s first Park and Ride program and a recycling program called iRecycle that was rolled out in Leon County Schools in August, 2007.

The public response was so enthusiastic that the following year Greenovation formally incorporated as a non-profit and adopted the name Sustainable Tallahassee.

Our founders included  Bill Berlow, writer for The Tallahassee Democrat who later affiliated with Leon County Schools, Mark O’Bryant, CEO of Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Nolia Brandt, PhD and owner of Brandt Information Services, David Byrne, with the City of Tallahassee utilities division, Mike McManus, with the Nature Conservancy, Todd Sperry, a commercial builder, Kathy Bartlett with SunTrust Bank, Frank Mayernick, a legislative consultant, and Kristin Dozier, Vice President of Mad Dog Construction who became Sustainable Tallahassee’s first President and later became a Leon County Commissioner.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of diverse group of directors who each serve a maximum of three two-year terms. 

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, applications open in the summer and are available online. Contact admin@sustainabletallahassee.org for more information.

Our members are the backbone of our organization. You can join at one of four sustaining membership levels and pay monthly or annually. Visit our Join Us page for more information or become a member here.

Sustainable Tallahassee is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit. 

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