Program Manager | City of New Orleans’ Office of Resilience and Sustainability
Camille Pollan is the Program Manager at the City of New Orleans’ Office of Resilience and Sustainability, where she implements the City’s Climate Action Strategy, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. Ms. Pollan coordinates with other City departments, technical experts and community partners on deploying energy efficiency, solar, EV charging and other sustainability policies and programs. The Louisiana Chapter of the US Green Building Council named her its 2018 Community Champion. She currently serves as vice-chair of the USGBC Louisiana chapter, and is a member of the Southeast Sustainability Directors Network Steering Committee.
Ms. Pollan’s professional certifications include LEED GA, Certified Climate Change Professional, GPRO (Green Professional) Operations & Maintenance, Climate Reality Leadership Corps, and NOLA Business Alliance Economic Development Ambassador Program. In 2019, she received a scholarship for an EU Study Tour to meet with sustainability practitioners in four Western European cities. Ms. Pollan has sat as a jury member for the American Institute of Architecture New Orleans Chapter Sustainability Awards, co-chaired a regional sustainable tourism committee, organized an energy policy symposium in conjunction with Tulane University, served as technical expert to New Orleans Climate Action Equity Group, and led a Women4Climate mentorship program in partnership with C40 (an international network of cities engaged in climate action).
Prior to coming to New Orleans in 2005 to work on Hurricane Katrina recovery, Ms. Pollan worked on tsunami relief efforts in Indonesia, and taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania. She has a BA from the College of Arts and Letters at UC Berkeley, and an MA from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University.
Past speaking engagements include: American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy Conference, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance Conference, Dept. of Energy Better Buildings Conference, Tulane University Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development program, USGBC Disaster Resilience Working Conference, Historically Black Colleges and Universities Clean Energy Coalition, Institute for Facilities Management Association luncheon series, Association of Energy Service Professionals Conference, USGBC Louisiana FORWARD Conference, Urban Sustainability Directors Network Equity Leadership Peer Exchange Program, and Louisiana Women in Energy luncheon series.