Sarah O’Keeffe

Director of Sustainability and Climate Justice, City of Cleveland

Sarah O’Keeffe is Director of Sustainability & Climate Justice at the City of Cleveland, leading sustainability and climate justice initiatives and a staff of passionate change makers. As a part of Mayor Bibb’s cabinet, Sarah works with peers to pursue equitable solutions to climate change and other environmental issues facing the Greater Cleveland community, specifically in the areas of circular economy, energy, sustainable transportation, land use and the transformation of other resource-intensive systems at the local and regional levels.  

A few key 2024 priorities include energy transformation in Cleveland, the community-centered refinement of city climate action goals to reach science-based targets and the deployment of neighborhood level climate solutions such as a residential composting program and publicly accessible EV charging.