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SEDI Appoints New Executive Director

The Sustainable Economic Development Initiative’s (SEDI) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Carol C. Bousquet, AICP as its new Executive Director. Carol’s education and professional experience have been in city and regional planning for the past 30 years. Carol’s training includes a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her academic activities include being an adjunct professor and guest lecturer.

She is currently vice-chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Flagstaff Regional Plan, where she will continue her services, and has served on the Flagstaff Clean and Green Committee as well as a number of volunteer organizations.

As a professional planner she has developed comprehensive community and regional plans as well as acting as Director of Planning and Development for a community of 55,000 in Massachusetts. She also has substantial experience in obtaining grants, directing staff, etc.

Ron Hubert, President of SEDI, stated, “We are very pleased to have Carol joining SEDI to lead our staff operations and fundraising efforts. Carol has great qualifications which will be of substantial value as SEDI works to bring new sustainable jobs and economic development to Northern Arizona.”

In addition to SEDI’s new directorship, the organization is undergoing various changes to the Board of Directors. SEDI is excited to announce that several board members will be continuing their service. Also, thank you to those members who have given their time but who must now move on; SEDI wishes them well. SEDI welcomes those individuals joining the SEDI Board: Rick Nicosia of APS; Robert Kelty, Coconino County Superintendent of Schools; Richard Baron, director of Sustainability, Northern Arizona University; Kurt Haskell, director of the Arizona Small Business Development Center; Pat Nelson, senior budget analyst, Coconino Community College; Jonathan Netzky, Local Alternative Catering; Ernie Strauch, vice-chair of Sedona Sustainability Commission, and retired Captain, U.S. Air Force; and Karin Wadsack, Renewable Energy program coordinator, Landsward Institute, Northern Arizona University. The full biographies of SEDI’s Board members can be viewed at  www.sedinaz.org/sedi-leadership.

SEDI advances sustainable economic development in the region by providing enabling, facilitating, and collaborative support to businesses, educational and government entities, and other organizations that are working to increase social equity, economic prosperity, and ecological health. SEDI focuses on eight elements of development where there are significant opportunities for sustainability. For each, SEDI has identified goals, strategies and action steps as well as additional resources and opportunities. Sustainable economic development is a community effort.


For additional information please contact Carol Bousquet at  cbousquet@sedinaz.org” cbousquet@sedinaz.org.


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