Hilari Varnadore

Director of LEED for Cities & Communities at USGBC
Washington, District of Columbia
United States

Hilari Varnadore is a systems-thinker focused on resilience and sustainability at the community-scale. She led the development and deployment of the first framework and certification program for local sustainability in the US, the STAR Community Rating System. Hilari currently serves as Director for LEED for Cities and Communities at USGBC. She previously led STAR Communities as its executive/founding director. She is invested in helping cities use data to drive decision making, investments and community improvements. Hilari has two decades of experience in public administration and nonprofit leadership. She has served as a chief sustainability officer and principal planner (county government) and led two nonprofit organizations as CEO. Varnadore holds a Master’s of Arts degree from Northern Arizona University in Geography with an emphasis in Community Planning and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Unity College of Maine in Environmental Policy.

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