Erin Garnaas-Holmes leads climate adaptation planning for the District of Columbia with the Department of Energy and Environment’s Urban Sustainability Administration. He coordinates implementation of Climate Ready DC, the District’s plan to prepare for the impacts of a changing climate, and Keep Cool DC, the District’s extreme heat adaptation strategy. Erin is currently focused on the establishment of a network of resilience hubs in the District.
Trained in landscape architecture and urban planning, Erin has over ten years of experience working at the intersection of resilient design and environmental justice. He previously served as Ambassador to the Anacostia Watershed Urban Waters Federal Partnership, directed waterfront planning at the Anacostia Waterfront Trust, and designed sustainable communities with Stantec’s Urban Places Group.