Marco Velotta, MS, AICP, LEED Green Assoc. is a Planning Project Manager and Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Las Vegas. He graduated from the University of Nevada in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Geography, Math minor and a Masters in City Planning in 2008. Marco leads the management and implementation of the City’s Strategy for Community Resilience, Net-Zero Energy, and Sustainability to conserve and reduce the City’s consumption of energy, water, and waste by overseeing renewable energy, energy efficiency, green building, water conservation, recycling, and alternative transportation efforts. As a part of the Community Development Department’s Comprehensive Planning Division, he works on citywide plans and led the development of the City of Las Vegas 2050 Master Plan, a thirty year vision for the future of Las Vegas. He also works on a variety of programs, including the City of Las Vegas’ LEED for Cities (Gold) Certification, Nevada’s first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, EV charging infrastructure, TOD planning for future high capacity transit, bicycle infrastructure development, and the development of transit oriented zoning for Las Vegas. Marco is the Professional Development Officer of the American Planning Association’s Nevada Chapter.