The American Sustainable Business Council’s mission is to empower and mobilize triple bottom line business leaders to create policy change in support of an economy that works for all. Part of that change starts with sustainable procurement policy. Join fellow ASBC members and a panel of local government experts and practitioners on this webinar to learn more about how government budgeting and procurement works and what you need to know to effectively work with and serve local governments. Satya Rhodes-Conway is the Managing Director of the Mayors Innovation Project, a peer learning network for U.S. Mayors and their senior staff focused on advancing policy that promotes sustainability, shared economic prosperity, and resilient democratic institutions. Rhodes-Conway will dig into the nuts and bolts of budgeting and procurement. Stacey Foreman, the Sustainable Procurement Coordinator with the City of Portland OR, will speak from her experience in the field regarding policies and procedures that cities use to set and achieve sustainable purchasing goals. Stacey Foreman manages the City of Portland’s Sustainable Procurement Program and has been incorporating environmentally preferable products and services into public contracts for over a decade. Stacey is active in a variety of regional and national efforts to build sustainable procurement resources, and sits on advisory committees for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, EPEAT and Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium. Stacey is a LEED Accredited Professional and has presented to national and international audiences on the topic of sustainability in public procurement.