About the Speaker:
Kim Havey is the Director of Sustainability in the Minneapolis Health Department at the City of Minneapolis. He is responsible for the development of policy and programs that support the city’s Climate Action Goals and elevate racial and environmental justice initiatives. With a background in urban planning, Kim leverages the resources of the community and city to create a more resilient, equitable and healthy community through public policy and collaboration with local utilities, community residents, business, and government.
Kim joined the City of Minneapolis after working at the Minnesota Department of Commerce where he led the development and implementation of solar policies and incentive programs that supported more than 4,000 new solar installations resulting in 60 MWs of distributed solar.
Kim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Real Estate and Finance from the University of WI - Madison and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of MN.
In March 2021, Kim was appointed by President Biden to the White House Environmental Advisory Council (WHEJAC) where he will be advising the White House and other federal agencies on Environmental Justice policy and programs.
About the seminar series:
The STEP Seminar Series is an interdisciplinary platform for scholars and practitioners to discuss research and policy issues in the broad domain of science, technology, and environmental policy. The hybrid series takes place throughout the academic year at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and on Zoom, over lunchtime on Mondays. Interested speakers should email Olivia Schares for a list of available dates.