Vicki Bennett

Former Sustainability Director for Salt Lake City

Vicki Bennett served as the Sustainability Director for Salt Lake City, working with city agencies and the public to create a more livable community. She created and led the City’s award-winning Salt Lake City Green program, one of the most ambitious and broad reaching sustainability agendas in the nation. She has received international recognition for her work, and proudly served on President Obama’s White House Climate Task Force.

Vicki also helped found the Urban Sustainability Directors’ Network, a group of cities and counties collaborating on sustainability initiatives. What started with a dozen progressive cities now has a membership of over 200 local governments.

Vicki has been a solar advocate in Utah for years, since Salt Lake City first partnered with Utah Clean Energy as a “Solar America City” in 2002. What started as what seemed like an impossible goal of 10 MW of solar in the state has exploded into the successful solar industry we see today.

Vicki and her husband Paul are both recently retired and are working on what the next chapter in life will bring. They are avid hikers and love to camp in the West. Their favorite spots are always “the end of the road” – out of the way places where few people go.