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John Zeanah, AICP
Administrator, Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability


John Zeanah, AICP is the Administrator for the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability and is charged with the implementation of the Sustainable Shelby Plan, a strategic framework for action on sustainability initiatives in Memphis and Shelby County, a certified 4-STAR Community. Mr. Zeanah’s office coordinates various sustainability program areas and serves as an advocate on sustainable practices such as energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste reduction and recycling, green infrastructure, sustainable food systems, and resilience.

Prior to this role, Mr. Zeanah served as the Program Manager of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan for the Office of Sustainability, managing a $2.6 million HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant to develop a unified vision for a regional network of green space connecting across the Greater Memphis area. The plan includes a comprehensive set of recommended actions toward regional sustainability through improving green space, transportation, health, environment, neighborhoods, and the regional economy. Mr. Zeanah holds a BA in Political Science from Rhodes College and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the University of Memphis.

Workshop: Get Connected: Balancing Built and Natural Environments for Sustainability

 

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