Tallahassee’s Cynthia Barber was honored in Washington D.C. Wednesday as a “Champion for Change.” Barber heads the city’s Department of Environmental Policy and Research Department.
"This Department ensures environmental regulatory compliance…and programs and initiatives that help build a sustainable and livable Tallahassee," said David Agnew, Deputy Assistant to the President in charge of inter-governmental affairs.
Barber received the recognition in a ceremony at the White House for her work in promoting “green” programs like energy efficiency, sustainability. She is one of nine people from cities across the nation to receive the recognition. The Champions of Change program was created as part of President Barack Obama's 'Winning the Future' initiative.