Meet the Sustainability and Special Projects Manager for the Town of Boone
George Santucci is Boone’s newly created Sustainability and Special Projects Manager. Boone has a strong commitment to sustainable practices and has committed to climate neutrality in municipal operations by 2030. To achieve this goal as well as ensuring renewable energy for the entire town by 2050, Boone hired George in January of 2021.
George comes to Boone with a strong environmental and river conservation background. For the last 15 years, George was the executive director of the New River Conservancy. Prior to that, he worked in outdoor experiential education with NC Outward Bound, 4-H, and as an adjunct instructor at Appalachian State University. George also served on the Mountain Resources Commission from 2009-2013.
Now he's working on Boone's GHG inventory, greening energy sources, potential solar installation on town facilities, electrifying the town's fleet, increasing public EV charging, improving stormwater infrastructure, stream restoration and water quality improvements, climate action and resiliency planning, and affordable housing.