ECC Economic Inclusion Director Sarah Robinson Named 2016 Environmental Leadership Program Fellow


ECC’s Director of Economic Inclusion, Sarah Robinson, has been selected as a 2016 National Fellow by the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP), whose mission is to inspire visionary, action-oriented and diverse leadership to work for a just, sustainable future.

National ELP Fellows have the opportunity to participate in several retreats featuring intensive leadership and skills training and national networking, as well as time for personal and professional reflection. The retreat curricula help emerging leaders hone their leadership styles, improve their strategy and organizational development and strengthen their outreach to diverse constituencies. With the assistance of professional coaching and peer learning, each fellow develops a Personal Leadership Plan.

“I am thrilled and honored to be selected as an ELP National Fellow,” Robinson said. “And I cannot help but be struck by the resonance between ELP’s mission and that of Emerald Cities, whose mission is to build a high-road –sustainable and just – economy. I am confident that the skills I gain during my ELP fellowship, and the networking opportunities that the program offers, will help me advance ECC’s economic inclusion work.”

ELP National Fellows are selected through a competitive process that considers applicants’ leadership potential, the nature of their work or area of expertise, their ability to convey a coherent vision for environmental progress, their ability to reach diverse constituencies and work across backgrounds and their ability to articulate how participating in the ELP program will further their personal and professional development.



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