Douglas Melnick

Chief Sustainability Officer
City of San Antonio


Douglas Melnick was named the City of San Antonio’s first Chief Sustainability Officer in March 2014.  He oversaw the development of the SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan and is leading the development of the SA Climate Ready Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, San Antonio’s first plan designed to meet the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement.  He has fifteen years of local government experience and previously served as Director of Planning & Sustainability for the City of Albany, NY, the capitol of New York State. Mr. Melnick serves as a core member of the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network (USDN), serves on the Board of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), the San Antonio 2030 District, and is Chairman of the Board for Build San Antonio Green.  He is member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, a CNU-Accredited Professional, and an ISSP-Sustainability Associate.