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We are seeking a Land Policy Manager to join our Land Planning & Policy program staff. If you would like to advance Upstate Forever's strategic goals related to land policy including protecting urban tree canopy and green spaces, expanding housing & mobility choices, building healthy, inclusive communities in rapidly urbanizing areas, protecting riparian buffers, productive farmlands and forests, and critical habitats in rural areas, learn more and apply today.
January 28th, 2022
It's time to meet the team! Each month, we're going to introduce you to a member of the Upstate Forever staff through a few rapid fire questions. First up, meet Energy Advocate Michael Coleman, who joined our team in 2021.
Why is Upstate Forever's work important to you?
Seeing the expansive growth in the region, I believe Upstate Forever’s work to protect land, water, and encourage the use of renewable energy, while also pushing back against excessive energy infrastructure, is critical in doing our part to not only protect the Upstate region, but also our planet. I believe the work our organization does is also important in helping to facilitate sustainable growth for generations to come.
What do you love most about the Upstate?
I love the ambiance of the entire Upstate, especially the distant mountain views.
What hobbies do you enjoy?
Traveling, fishing, listening to various genres of music, and spending time with family and friends.
What’s your favorite song?
Hard to choose because I have so many, but my favorite song to start the day is “In My Feelings” by Drake.
More About Michael
With experience ranging from political campaigns to the financial sector, Michael has used his in-depth knowledge to provide corporate leaders with advisement regarding legislation and elections. He also has experience in facilitating communication with government agencies around the country. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of South Carolina Upstate, and a Master of Public of Administration focusing on (Law &Public Policy) from Liberty University. He is excited to apply his experience to help Upstate Forever further develop its Energy program.