Website Created by Dr. Portney Recognizes Elected Officials

November 23, 2014

The Our Green Cities website (, created and maintained by MPSA Professor Kent Portney, added eight names to its “America’s Best Mayors for Sustainability, 2014-2015” award list. The newly added mayors are: St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay; Houston Mayor Annise Parker; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson; New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Providence Mayor Angel Taveras; and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.  The award is given to mayors who have articulated sustainability as a priority, and whose cities have made significant progress in moving toward sustainability during the mayor’s term office.  This is the website’s way of giving special recognition to the elected officials who have made sustainability a priority and who have made it possible for city offices and departments to address the significant environmental and economic development issues that need to be tackled for the future.

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