PALM SPRINGS — Patrick Tallarico, who has more than 25 years of experience helping organizations achieve their sustainability and environmental goals, is Palm Springs’ new Sustainability Manager City Manager David H. Ready announced today, Friday, Jan. 11.

Tallarico begins his duties at City Hall on Monday, Jan. 14.

He fills the position that has been vacant for about 1 1/2 years, Ready told Uken Report.

“The sustainability fund does not produce as much revenue as it had in years past,” Ready said. “The director of community development was serving as the manager for approximately a year and a half.

Tallarico fills the role of the late Michele Mician who held the position from 2009 to 2017.

Tallarico to Lead Sustainability in Palm Springs

Patrick Tallerico

Tallarico, who comes to Palm Springs from Arlington, Va., served as president of Enventive Consulting for nearly 10 years, providing environmental and sustainability services to public and private-sector organizations.

An expert in energy and resource conservation, sustainable materials management, environmental compliance and green building techniques, Tallarico also worked as a project manager for GreenShape, LLC in Washington, D.C. where he provided expertise for more than 30 green building projects, helping many receive their Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Tallarico holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering & Public Policy from
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, with a special emphasis on Environmental Conflict, from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

“Patrick Tallarico has tremendous expertise helping organizations achieve their sustainability and environmental goals,” Ready said in a prepared statement. “His wealth of experience implementing sustainability measures and programs that improve the planet will help Palm Springs continue to lead the way as a role model when it comes to
practicing and promoting sustainability in our community.

As part of sustainability efforts, the city belongs to the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coachella Valley program.  It has also signed on to the Plug in Partners Resolution as well as the California Clean Cars Campaign,

Tallarico will earn between $93,288 and $125,484, according to the FY 2018-19 salary and classification schedule. 

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