Julie Rosenbach, Sustainability Director
As the Sustainability Director for the City of South Portland, Julie's role is to develop and adopt programs to address climate change, transition to clean, efficient, and renewable energy, facilitate waste reduction programs, improve alternative transportation options, minimize the use of toxics in the community, and educate people about sustainability.
She received her bachelor's degree in Russian History from the University of New Hampshire and a master's degree in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Prior to joining the City of South Portland, Julie worked as an Environmental Protection Specialist at the US EPA in Washington D.C. and as the Sustainability Manager at Bates College.
Lucy Perkins, Sustainability Program Coordinator
Lucy joined the Sustainability Office to assist in the development of campaigns and outreach materials that educate the community about current sustainability initiatives and garner support for new policies and programs. Her efforts largely focus on the Energy and Water Use Benchmarking Ordinance, waste reduction outreach and education, and City energy management.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Bates College. Before joining the City, she worked at a consulting firm in Portland and returned to Bates to further its mission in the Advancement Office. Lucy is proud to be a resident of South Portland and now working with a community close to her heart to promote economic well-being, strong community connections, and a healthy environment.