Kim Havey

Sustainability Director | City of Minneapolis

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.

Since March 2021, Kim has been an appointee of President Joe Biden to the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) where he advises the White House and other federal agencies on Environmental Justice policy and programs and served on the working group that developed the Justice 40 guidelines.

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