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In a recent issue of Governing Magazine, 2007 LBJ graduate John Coleman was featured for his work in sustainability in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Fresh out of graduate school, the intrepid policy maker is having quite an impact, but leaving an ever smaller foot print in his home state. More from Governing Magazine:
"John Coleman is the 'sustainability director' for Fayetteville, Arkansas. At first blush, that may sound like some outdoorsy environmentalist job. But in truth, Coleman spends a lot of time in drab, windowless rooms. In one such cave, a conference room in Fa'etteville's city hall, Coleman gathers the division directors who make up his 'sustainability team' and announces some good news. Fayetteville had budgeted $1.9 million for utility costs in 2007, but the final number came in about $180,000 less than that. 'You just barely covered my salary,' Coleman deadpans, in his mild Ozark Mountain twang. 'I get to stick around for another year."