City hires new sustainability director

From 2018 until 2021, she worked in New York City under Mayor Bill de Blasio as the senior advisor for legislation and strategic initiatives in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

Palm Springs officials on Thursday announced the hiring of Lindsey-Paige (LP) McCloy as the new sustainability director for the city.

“We are very excited to welcome Lindsey-Paige McCloy to Palm Springs,” City Manager Justin Clifton said in a news release. “She has a unique skillset that will help greatly expand our work in sustainability and implementation of our Climate Action Plan.”

Prior to coming to Palm Springs, McCloy was the program director for the Pilots project team at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). From 2018 until 2021, she worked in New York City under Mayor Bill de Blasio as the senior advisor for legislation and strategic initiatives in the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.

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At LACI, McCloy worked on projects such as zero-emission delivery, curb management, and community engagement. In New York she worked with call center staff to support the distribution of 74,000 free air conditioners to vulnerable seniors instructed to stay at home during COVID-19. Before her time in city government, she was a research and design engineer for the New York Power Authority.

McCloy said she’s honored to join the Palm Springs team.

“The City has made great strides toward confronting the climate crisis,” she said. “I’m excited to work with the team and with Palm Springs residents and visitors to continue the efforts toward a just, inclusive, and carbon-neutral future.”

McCloy’s hire comes on the heels of the naming of a new planning director and parks and recreation director.

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