In an email to the Arlington County Advocacy Team, Eric Goplerud, founder and chair of Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, shared the good news that Julie Rosenberg has agreed to serve as interim leader of the FACS-Arlington hub.
Recently retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Julie served 20 years as a Branch Chief for the State and Local Energy & Environment Program. There, she led an experienced team of policy and analytic experts in providing decision support resources to help local and state government officials use clean energy strategies to achieve multiple environmental, energy, economic and health goals.
Tom O’Reilly will continue to focus on advancing climate policy in Arlington. His deep understanding of Arlington County government, energy policies and his strong network of alliances promise to continue to propel the Arlington hub forward.
Prior to joining the FACS board in September 2021, Julie led the development of three webinars for Temple Rodef Shalom titled, Unheard Histories: Understanding Racism in Our Communities. Featuring local storytellers, experts, and advocates, the programs examined the role of racism in shaping today’s policy discussions about housing, education, and economic opportunities throughout Northern Virginia.
In our strategic plan, FACS commits to listen and act on the experience and wisdom of diverse voices, then ensure all the policies we advocate for prioritize equity and justice. Julie’s understanding of how climate change disproportionately affects our vulnerable communities will help grow the Arlington hub.