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Cooper Martin


Program Director, Sustainable Cities Institute, Center for City Solutions & Applied Research, National League of Cities

Cooper Martin has more than ten years of experience in non-profit administration and public policy on topics including climate resilience, transportation, water management, sustainable energy, community development, and disaster mitigation. He currently serves as the Director of Sustainability & Solutions within the Center for City Solutions at the National League of Cities. Cities are on the front lines of climate change, and he leads the organization’s sustainability work with local leaders throughout the US to preserve clean air, clean water, and clean land. 

Prior to joining the NLC, he held multiple positions in government and community relations at the American Institute of Architects and worked one legislative session in the Kansas House of Representatives. Cooper’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree Political Science and International Studies from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in Public Policy from American University.