Sustainability & Communications Manager
Ross Freeman is a Seattle native who has worked for the City since 2013 when he became its first-ever Sustainability and Communications Manager, charged with the dual tasks of designing and implementing measures to reduce environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emissions community-wide, and also with leading the City’s outreach, media communications, and public engagement efforts
His recent prior employment includes five years launching and running an award-winning company-wide sustainability program at Steven Pass Mountain Resort, and six years as staff scientist, policy analyst, and outreach specialist with the Northwest office of American Rivers, a national conservation organization where he focused on ecosystem protection, rebuilding salmon populations, and administering habitat restoration grants.
In 2012, Ross was named to Seattle Business Magazine’s "Green 50" list in recognition of his professional sustainability achievements. In his spare time, he’s likely to be rafting, skiing, or climbing somewhere in the wilds of the PNW.
Bachelor of Arts, Geology and Environmental Studies, Colorado College
Master of Science, Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
LEED Accredited Professional, US Green Building Council (2009)
NIMS (National Incident Management System) ICS Courses: 100, 200, 300, 400, 800, 907
Management and Leadership Training Graduate (100hr course), New Foundations Consulting (2012)
Wilderness First Responder & CPR
Address & Contact Information
Mercer Island City Hall
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 275-7662