2016 - Cities

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MATHEWSON Anna

Anna Mathewson

Manager, Sustainability, City of Surrey

Anna leads the City of Surrey’s sustainability efforts at the community and corporate level.  She spearheaded the development of 80 community sustainability indicators and targets, and the creation of Surrey’s innovative Sustainability Dashboard that reports annually on sustainability trends and has become a model for other cities.  Anna further launched the award-winning Community Climate Action Strategy that integrates mitigation and adaptation, and is forecast to reduce per capita GHG emissions by 47% before 2040.

Tackling problems on all fronts, Anna has also worked with various stakeholders throughout the City, including the Board of Trade and School District, to align with their sustainability initiatives through developing programs for integrated sustainability education, and supporting local businesses to measure and reduce their GHG emissions and energy use.