Nathaly Agosto Filión
Chief Sustainability Officer
Nathaly Agosto Filión is deeply honored to serve under the leadership of Mayor Ras J. Baraka as Chief Sustainability Officer for the City of Newark. In this role, Agosto Filión is the city’s leading sustainability strategist, convening multidisciplinary interdepartmental teams to make Newark a cleaner, greener, healthier, better prepared, and more engaged city. She also serves as a bridge linking a diverse network of community, nonprofit, academic, institutional, philanthropic and governmental partners advancing a variety of sustainability, greening, environmental health, climate action and quality of life initiatives across Newark. To learn more about Newark’s Sustainability Action Plan, please visit www.newarknj.gov/sustainability.
Prior to staffing the City of Newark Office of Sustainability, Agosto Filión worked as a Resiliency Manager with Sustainable Jersey, connecting post-Sandy communities with recovery and resiliency resources. Before relocating to New Jersey, she worked as a Program Officer with the Institute for Sustainable Communities helping to develop, design and deliver national and regional capacity-building programs for local government climate and sustainability practitioners.
Agosto Filión earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Natural Resources from the University of Vermont. Over the course of her career, she has worked as an urban sustainability training support specialist, municipal climate action planning consultant, community organizer, and environmental educator.
Agosto Filión is deeply committed to building healthy, sustainable, and resilient communities, diversifying the environmental movement, and accelerating equity and environmental justice action. To that end, she serves on various boards and committees supporting collective action initiatives in the City of Newark, such as the Newark Green Team, Healthy Homes and Food & Fitness Impact Teams of the Believe In A Healthy Newark initiative, the Solid Waste Advisory Council of the Essex County Utilities Authority, the Career & Technical Education Board for Central High School Environmental Studies Academy, EcoSpaces Advisory Committee for Philips Educational Partners, and the Newark Workforce Development Board. She also provides thought leadership as a member of the Sustainable Jersey Diversity & Equity Task Force, the Regional Plan Association’s Climate Adaptation Network, the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange, and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) Equity Advisory and Planning Advisory Committees. Agosto Filión is a 2015 Eastern Regional Network Environmental Leadership Fellow. Agosto Filión is proud to have served as a founding member of 350Vermont, 350Dominicana, and Justicia Migrante/Migrant Justice Junta de Apoyo.