Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces new sustainability czar
August 12, 2010
NEW YORK — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today appointed David Bragdon as director of the Long-term Planning and Sustainability Office, according to a press release.
The office is responsible for the creation and implementation of PlaNYC, the city''s long-term vision for a greener, greater New York, the release noted.
Bragdon joins City Hall after serving as the president of the Portland Metro Council, an elected body that oversees regional planning, protection of natural areas, handling of solid waste and recycling and management of regional facilities for over one and a half million people in the Portland metro region, the release stated.
"With nearly a decade of experience as the leader of a highly respected and influential regional planning agency, David has a rich experience looking across agencies and entities to create a vision for a sustainable future, just as we have done with PlaNYC," said Mayor Bloomberg.
"David is an exceptional addition to our team here as we continue to implement the initiatives in PlaNYC and work to update the plan and expand it to include solid waste," Bloomberg added.
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