Dana Murray is the Environmental Sustainability Manager for the City of Manhattan Beach where she crafts the City’s environmental sustainability goals and corresponding policy ordinances, implements programs, and conducts community outreach. Dana earned her master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School, specializing in Conservation Planning and Coastal Marine Resource Management, and her bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from UCLA. Dana specializes in environmental science and policy issues including climate change adaptation, coastal planning, reducing plastic pollution, sustainability, and environmental education. Dana is part of the Community Development Department, and works closely with other departments such as Public Works and Parks & Rec to help the community on its path to sustainability.
Historically, the City has formed Environmental Task Force committees, which were centered on four key areas: Climate Action, Sustainable Building, Water Conservation and Storm Water Management, and Waste Reduction. Working with this dedicated group of community members, City Staff developed comprehensive recommendations and policies in each of these areas, and continues to provide this information to the community.
Please direct questions to the City's Environmental Manager at (310) 802-5508.