Sarah Sieloff, Executive Director
Posted September 28, 2018
On September 25 and 26, 92 brownfields leaders from 24 states and Canada came together in Washington, D.C. for the inaugural National Brownfields Leadership Summit, a first-of-its-kind national gathering that brought together a wide variety of practitioners from the public, private and non-profit sectors.
The energy in the room was palpable -- people had traveled from as far away as Alaska to join fellow brownfielders in the nation’s capital. The Summit’s goal was to put practitioners directly in contact with federal agency leaders, provide updates about different federal agencies’ programs, and take our message of support for brownfield redevelopment to Capitol Hill. It was exciting to see so many brownfielders together in one place – as Michael Goldstein, Managing Partner with the Goldstein Environmental Law Firm put it on LinkedIn, this event was “like Burning Man for Brownfielders.”