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Director of Economic and Sustainable Development 


City Announces New Assistant Director of Economic and Sustainable Development for Sustainability

Bloomington, Ind. - Autumn Salamack started this week as the new Assistant Director for Sustainability in the Department of Economic and Sustainable Development. With over 16 years experience developing and implementing environmental sustainability programs for both public and private entities, Salamack most recently completed a two-year Peace Corps assignment as a Natural Resource Management volunteer in Mexico. There she worked on the development of the country’s first Paisaje Biocultural, an innovative partnership with four cities and community members to develop a 15-year land use management plan to voluntarily implement best practices for the conservation of natural resources and cultural traditions.  

Salamack has led environmental programs addressing climate change, energy conservation, waste reduction, water conservation, pollution prevention, sustainable transportation, green building, habitat preservation, and equity and social justice for government agencies, nonprofits and businesses. She has a history of successfully collaborating with interdepartmental teams to develop strategic sustainability plans and metrics, translate policies and plans into action, and lead both employee and community engagement campaigns. Salamack has served in advisory positions with the California Water Education Committee, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, the Western Washington Clean Cities Coalition and the American Public Transportation Association’s Sustainability Metrics Working Group. 

Salamack holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Economics from Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Salamack’s salary is $58,000.