Green Festival Speakers
Richard Conlin was first elected to the Seattle City Council in November 1997 after many years of public service with Seattle-based community organizations. In 2007, the Council elected Richard to serve as Council President for the first of two two-year terms, the second of which will continue to the end of 2011. Over the past 12 years, Richard has focused on making Seattle a more sustainable city, reducing waste, strengthening neighborhoods, improving pedestrian mobility and transportation infrastructure, and making government more transparent. Prior to being elected as a Seattle City Council member, Richard Conlin was Director of the Community and Environment Division at Metrocenter YMCA from 1985 to 1996. He led the Seattle YMCA Earth Service Corps, supporting youth development through environmental education and action, and the Master Home Environmentalist program training volunteers to reduce home indoor pollution. Richard also co-founded Su stainable Seattle in 1989.