The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarita Turner as its new vice president for U.S. programs. “Sarita is a skilled and dedicated leader with a proven ability to deliver community-led solutions to climate change,” said ISC president, George Hamilton. “She brings the energy, intellect, and compassion needed to move our U.S. program forward, which is increasingly important for regions preparing for and experiencing the impacts of climate change.”
Sarita has deep experience working with community-based organizations, government, and institutional partners to advance comprehensive approaches to climate change through a lens of equity. For the past two years, she served as ISC’s director of inclusive communities and spearheaded ISC’s internal equity initiatives. Prior to joining ISC, she spent seven years at PolicyLink, where she worked to advance data-driven, inclusive community and economic development practices and policy, and brought leadership to the $200 million Sustainable Communities Initiative, a program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Over the last 12 years, ISC’s U.S. program has helped more than 750 counties, cities, and communities accelerate climate and sustainability solutions. ISC is increasingly focused on building resiliency in communities that are particularly vulnerable to climate change because of structural racism and discrimination. Join us in congratulating Sarita!