Alex Trachtenberg is an experienced environmental sustainability professional with a background in policy advocacy, analysis and evaluation, planning, project and program management, community engagement, communications, research, report composition, grant writing and fundraising. He works across a variety of sustainability and resiliency impact areas including clean energy, water efficiency and conservation, green stormwater infrastructure, community and climate resiliency, green affordable housing, alternative transportation, land use and development, environmental justice and equity. He received his BA in Environmental Studies - Planning and Policy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and MPP in Environmental Policy from Georgia State University.
Prior to joining Fulton County as the Energy and Sustainability Manager, Alex spent more than nine years with Southface Institute in Atlanta and his most recent role as a Senior Project Manager on the Policy Team. During his time with Southface, Alex managed and supported a variety of sustainability related projects and programs such as Energy Efficiency for All Georgia, Fulton County Resilience Hubs, Atlanta CREW green infrastructure workforce development, City of Atlanta Care and Conserve Plumbing Repair Program, TransFormation Alliance Climate Champion and Equity Evaluator Tool, Impact of Green Affordable Housing research report, LIFT Solar research, Tallahassee Clean Energy Plan, and Atlanta BeltLine Sustainability Action Plan.
Alex is a native Atlantan and lives in East Atlanta with his wife, Jessica, and dog Mia. He loves being outdoors, cycling, and spending time with friends and family. Alex is an active LEAD Atlanta alumni and co-chairs the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee, and engages civically in environmental, equity, affordable housing and community issues.