Raleigh Assistant City Manager Named Green Public Official of the Year
City of Raleigh
Oct. 5, 2012
Raleigh Assistant City Manager Julian Prosser has been named 2012 Green Public Official of the Year by the Triangle chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in collaboration with the Triangle Business Journal. Mr. Prosser received the honor for promoting environmentally sustainable practices in the Capital City’s communities and businesses.
Mr. Prosser was instrumental in the City of Raleigh’s establishment of an Office of Sustainability, which he helps oversee. In 2011, less than three years after the Office of Sustainability was started, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce named Raleigh the “Most Sustainable Mid-sized City in the United States.” Mr. Prosser’s influence is behind most of the many strides that the City of Raleigh has made toward sustainability over the last decade. He has been involved in the City’s numerous green efforts, including establishment of the Environmental Advisory Board, electric vehicle initiative, renewable energy initiative, Free Green Jobs Workforce training program, smart grid initiative, and the Upper Neuse Clean Water Initiative.
“Julian recognizes that collaboration is central to the development of sustainability projects. With this knowledge and backed by a great team of people, he catalyzes opportunities to deepen sustainability efforts all over Raleigh,” said Liz Bowen of the Sustainability Office at North Carolina State University.
The 2012 N.C. Triangle USGBC Clean and Green Awards were announced at the Triangle Business Journal’s Clean and Green Awards Luncheon and Expo held at the Embassy Suites in Cary on Sept. 14.
The USGBC is a non-profit agency dedicated to sustainable building design and construction.