Executive Director, Calumet Collaborative
Sarah Coulter has led the evolution of the Millennium Reserve partnership into the present-day Calumet Collaborative, engaging multiple stakeholders and setting a course to capitalize on the region’s assets and remove barriers through collective action. Sarah has more than 10 years of experience in economic development and community building through sustainable practices and principles, including three years as south suburban Village of Park Forest’s sustainability coordinator. She led Park Forest’s effort to become the second STAR Communities Certified community in Illinois and 30th (and smallest) certified community in the US and Canada. Sarah is a LEED AP and has a background in green real estate. She played a key role in bringing changes to Chicagoland’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and on the City of Chicago’s Energy Disclosure Ordinance that connects energy usage data with the home buying consumer. Sarah served as the Residential Green Building Committee Advocate for the US Green Building Council Illinois Chapter and on the State and Local Government Committee.