Posted by: Sarah Szurpicki | June 5, 2009

Faces of the Summit: Miquela Craytor

MiquelaCraytorFrom a NY Daily News story (8/5/08) on the Executive Director of Sustainable South Bronx, and our keynote speaker on Green Jobs, Miquela Craytor:

Craytor has already helped change the landscape in the South Bronx for the better as the deputy director of SSBx before her promotion to executive director last month when the group’s founder, Majora Carter, stepped down from that position to start a green consulting firm.

Sustainable South Bronx has been one of the prime movers in the creation of a South Bronx Greenway slowly being pieced together from reclaimed riverbanks, new parks and waterfront promenades wrapping around the Hunts Point peninsula.

Opening the Bronx waterfront – one of SSBx’s signature crusades – is a personal priority for Craytor. “I love the water and yet find it so interesting that in a city like New York, surrounded by water, we often forget that it is here,” she said.

Craytor said another priority she intends to push as executive director is expanding the borough’s “green collar” sector – jobs based on sustainable architecture, alternative power and other eco-friendly enterprises.

Prior to becoming deputy director of the environmental nonprofit in 2006, Craytor was senior planner of Economic Development at the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp., the economic development agency of Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión.

You can read the full story here.

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