Matt Naud

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Practitioner in Residence

Naud joined GLISA in April 2020 as the team's first Practitioner in Residence. As a Co-founder of the Great Lakes Climate Adaptation Network (GLCAN), he leads GLISA's collaboration with the network and facilities the team's engagement with cities in the Great Lakes region. 

Matthew Naud was the first Environmental Coordinator for the city of Ann Arbor.  He has 17 years of experience leading and developing innovative programs to further urban sustainability goals in Ann Arbor including climate mitigation and adaptation, energy efficiency, renewable energy, brownfield redevelopment, recycling, composting, river management, emergency management, and equity.  He has direct experience building sustainability into the culture of an organization and working with universities to identify policy relevant data for city planning efforts.  He has played a formative and leadership role in the Urban Sustainability Directors Network and other regional networks of city sustainability staff.  Mr. Naud also has 11 years of environment and emergency management experience with Federal and State clients. He is a senior consultant with and Resource Recycling Systems.  He holds Masters degrees in Biology and Public Policy from the University of Michigan and Bachelors degree from Boston College.

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