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Mila Dunbar-Irwin has stepped into the position of the City of Moab’s sustainability director, focusing on citywide efforts to promote water conservation, renewable power and other strategic initiatives to protect the environment and reduce costs for the city.

“Mila brings a wealth of ideas and experience to the City,” said Moab City Manager Joel Linares in a press release. “We are pleased to be moving forward with developing, assessing, and implementing a variety of goals, programs, and practices to help make our City and our community more sustainable for generations to come.”

Dunbar-Irwin previously worked as the community development specialist for the Grand County Planning & Zoning Department. Before that, she worked as a land-use planner in the private sector in Jackson, Wyoming. She has also volunteered with Science Moab as program director.

“I couldn’t be more excited to work with the Moab community and the excellent team at the City to pave the way for a sustainable future in Moab,” Dunbar-Irwin said.

As the sustainability director, Dunbar-Irwin will focus on multiple efforts including “water conservation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and helping the City work toward its goal of reaching 100 percent net-renewable electricity by 2030,” a press release from the city noted.