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ICLEI USA Board of Directors

The ICLEI USA Board of Directors is a body of local leaders from across the country, including mayors and county executives representing each region, as well as global representatives. The Board helps drive the organization strategically and ensures that ICLEI’s value to its local government members continues to meet and exceed expectations. We extend our deepest appreciation to our Board of Directors:


Corporate Officers

Chair of the Board

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Valerie Brown
Board of Supervisors, District One, Sonoma County, CA



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Jeb Brugmann
ICLEI Founder, Sustainability Strategist                        

First Vice President

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Pegeen Hanrahan
Former Mayor, City of Gainesville, FL



Jeb Brugmann thumb NEWMichael Schmitz
ICLEI USA Executive Board         Biography


Board Members

Frank Cownie thumbFrank Cownie
Mayor, City of Des Moines, IA


Pam O'Connor Pam O'Conner
City Councilmember, Santa Monica, CA

Patrick Hays Patrick Henry Hays
Mayor, City of North Little Rock, AR                    

Harvey Ruvin Harvey Ruvin
Clerk of the Courts, Miami-Dade County, FL                  

Michael Nutter thumb Michael A. Nutter
Mayor, City of Philadelphia, PA  Biography



Board of Directors Committees

Executive Committee

  • Chair: Valerie Brown
  • President: Jeb Brugmann
  • First VP: Pegeen Hanrahan
  • Secretary: Michael Schmitz

Policy Council

  • Chair: Valerie Brown
  • Secretary: Michael Schmitz
  • Mayor Frank Cownie
  • Mayor Patrick Henry Hays
  • Mayor Pam O’Connor
  • Mayor Michael Nutter

ICLEI North America Regional
Executive Committee (RexCom)

  • Mayor Frank Cownie (GexCom Rep)
  • City Councilmember Pam O’Connor (Chair)
  • Mayor Matt Appelbaum (Co-Chair)
  • Rob Kerr
  • Cindy Toth



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