Alelia Parenteau was appointed Acting Sustainability and Resilience Co-Director in September of 2021. As Acting Sustainability and Resilience Co-Director, she oversees the Energy & Climate Division and Environmental Services Division. These divisions are responsible for implementing many of the City’s sustainability policies and initiatives, particularly in the areas of energy, climate planning, and materials management, while working across the City organization to build resilience and ensure environmental stewardship. Ms. Parenteau reports to Rene Eyerly, the Interim Assistant City Administrator.
When not filling interim role, Ms. Parenteau is the Manager of the Energy & Climate Division, founded in 2020, overseeing the City’s renewable energy projects, community-wide energy strategy, climate action planning processes and the City’s new Community Choice Energy entity, Santa Barbara Clean Energy. Prior to that, Ms. Parenteau spent 11 years with the City’s Public Works Department managing the City’s energy use and resources. Ms. Parenteau was first hired by the City in 2006, serving as a Recycling Coordinator in the Environmental Services Division.
Ms. Parenteau received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from McGill University and is a Certified Energy Manager and LEED Green Associate.