Leadership

The SUS Section Governance is constituted as defined in the ISIE Sustainable Urban Systems (SUS) Section-Bylaws as follows:

  1. The Section Board is constituted by at least 4 and up to 8 members, including: Chair, Vice- Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.
  2. Additional elected Board Members and positions can vary according to the needs of the SUS section and a common consensus of the members of the section. 

All board members are elected for a period of 3 years. The last election was held in November, 2017 for the period corresponding to the years from 2017 until 2020.

The current board members are:

The Functions and Responsibilities of each Board Member are either defined in the Bylaws or proposed by the current Board Members, according to the purpose, vision and necessities of the SUS Section.

Chair:

  • Presides over the annual business meeting of the Section.*
  • Attends and acts as the liaison of the Section to the ISIE Council.*
  • Acts as the representative of the Section toward other organizational units inside and outside the ISIE.*
  • Chairs over the periodic business meetings of the Section Board and the Section.
  • Institutes ad-hoc committees and members as agreed by the Board.
  • Acts as the representative of the Section toward other organizational units inside and outside the ISIE.

 Vice-Chair:

  • Deputizes the chair when needed.*
  • Ensures the Board members act in accordance to the bylaws.*
  • Provide consul as needed.

 Treasurer and Research Coordinator:

  • Manages and reports the fiscal affairs of the Section on a fiscal year basis to the ISIE Secretariat who is responsible for the funds, starting on July 1 of each year*
  • Is responsible for the custody of the funds of the SUS Section.
  • Provides annual financial reports.
  • Looks for founding and financial aid to support the activities of the SUS Section.
  • Coordinates the SUS Section Webinars.
  • Coordinates SUS Section events.
  • Coordinates authors for the SUS Section special issues in the Journal of Industrial Ecology.

 Secretary:

  • Keeps the minutes of the Section meetings*
  • Promotes the engagement of the members of the sections.
  • Promotes the SUS Section in different networks to encourage new members to join.

Building Industry Liaison: 

  • Defines overall direction of collaborative projects with other sections, societies, organizations, etc., together with the Professional Liaison Coordinator.
  • Maintains communication and relationships with external building industry entities.
  • Actively pursues new collaboration opportunities in line with the strategy that has been defined.

Awards Coordinator:

  • ​Coordinates SUS Section awards.
  • Establishes and manages the selection process.
  • Communicates with membership on awards and results.
  • Point of contact for awards supported by external organizations.

Professional Liaison Coordinator:

  • Defines overall direction of collaborative projects with other sections, societies, organizations, etc., together with the Building Industry Liaison Coordinator.
  • Maintains communication and relationships with external entities.
  • Actively pursues new collaboration opportunities in line with the strategy that has been defined.

Web Editor and Communications Strategist:

  • Updates the Website of the SUS Section and include all missing/new content according to the format stablished by the ISIE.
  • Develops a communication strategy for the SUS Section.
  • Manages the social media sites and promotes the SUS Section.
  • Manages the email account and communication channels of the SUS Section.

 * Functions and responsibilities listed in the bylaws.

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