Russell Ackerman Affiliate ASLA, SITES AP

Sustainability Analyst, City of Santa Monica

Russell Ackerman is a Sustainability Analyst for the City of Santa Monica. As part of the Watershed Management Section, he administers the City’s sustainable landscape and rain harvest programs, develops standards for Green Building landscapes, and advises on local and state landscape policies. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Conservation and Resource Studies program, a certified IA Landscape Drip Irrigation Auditor and a SITES Accredited Professional. A former urban market gardener, ecological landscape design consultant and California native plant nursery owner, he has spent the last 25 years creating sustainable landscapes in the urban environment.