In her capacity as Executive Director of the Lloyd EcoDistrict Sarah works with the board and other district stakeholders to inspire action and implement our vision of being the most sustainable neighborhood in North America. Sarah brings her depth of experience in development, market forces, sustainability, community outreach, and project management to deliver a uniquely integrated approach to the EcoDistrict concept.
When she is not leading the Lloyd EcoDistrict, she is the principal of Verditas, a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability planning, public involvement and strategic investment of economic development resources.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Portland State University. She holds a graduate real estate development certificate and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Sarah is a cyclist, avid cook, soap maker, tap dancer and master nick-namer.
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As Program Manager of the Lloyd EcoDistrict, Courtney coordinates programs which support the goals of the District, with a focus on energy efficiency and zero waste. With a background in project management for federal sustainable planning and assessment, as well as green building consulting, she brings sustainability, planning and architectural expertise to her current role.
Courtney is deeply passionate about shaping a sustainable future for her community. She went to University of California, Los Angeles, where she studied Theater. After an early career spent wrangling big personalities and running lights, she ran into the meaningful work of sustainable development and hasn’t looked back. She received her Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon with an emphasis in Sustainability, Urban Design and Social Equity. She has earned her LEED Green Associate certification. Courtney has a deep wanderlust from her youth spent as an embassy kid but now she spends most of her free time with family, cooking and doing DIY projects on her 1910 urban farm house.
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Devon graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Ethnic Studies from Lewis & Clark College right here in Portland. She is passionate about fostering a culture of sustainability that is both inspired and driven by the community. She has worked with Portland Fruit Tree Project and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council and has a diverse background in community engagement and development. She is excited to apply this knowledge within her capacity as Communications & Outreach Coordinator and looks forward to developing strong neighborhood partnerships.
Originally from Seattle, Devon enjoys exploring the wonderland of the Pacific Northwest, biking, reading, and perfecting her granola recipe.
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