About Us

Who We Are

The Department of Sustainability exists to:
  • Promote environmentally sustainable business practices in the internal operations of the County.
  • Collaborate with businesses, non-profit organizations, political subdivisions, and government agencies to develop programs incorporating environmentally sustainable methods into accepted practice.
  • Promote economic development to support businesses that provide environmentally sustainable goods and services.
  • Educate the public about environmentally sustainable practices.
  • Advise, when requested, the County Executive and the County Council on policies and programs related to environmental sustainability.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other directors and departments to achieve operational efficiencies and to eliminate redundancy within County government.


Sustainability Directory


Staff Members

Valerie Katz, Interim Director of Sustainability
Phone: 216-443-3785
Katharyne Starinsky, Program Officer
Phone: 216-698-4706

Contact Us






2079 East Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44115