Sara Mills-Knapp

Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG)
Title: Director of Sustainability
Phone: (207) 774.9891 Ext. 210
Sara Mills Knapp


Sara Mills-Knapp works to position GPCOG as a regional and statewide leader in climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience. She leads the statewide Maine Clean Communities program and supports members with technical assistance on key sustainability issues.

Sara comes to GPCOG with extensive experience providing technical, financial, and organizational guidance on urban sustainability programs for cities around the globe through her work with the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development and the C40 Cities Network. She has partnered closely with cities to advance best practices in climate action planning, including data collection and analysis and citizen engagement and governance.  


Sara has a Masters in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in New York and a Bachelors in International Relations from American University in Washington, D.C.


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