ATLANTA, Oct. 26, 2018 – The Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) has honored Patricia Barmeyer with its “E3 Impact Award” in recognition of her visionary leadership at the intersection of sustainability and commerce. The award, which was presented at an event on October 25, is given to individuals who “represent the best of our region’s efforts to advance business models that focus on sustainability,” said MAC President and CEO Hala Moddelmog. “Environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility are not only essential to our future but also an economic benefit to our metro area.”
Patricia was recognized for her work on behalf of Atlanta Regional Commission and the Metro Atlanta water supply providers, who have made the Atlanta region a national leader in water planning and conservation, and also for her work with numerous non-profit organizations such as the Trust for Public Land, Trees Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Conservancy, and the Ossabaw Island Foundation. In response to the award, Patricia spoke in particular about the mission of the Trust for Public Land, which is working in partnership with other organizations to ensure that every man, woman and child in Atlanta is within a 10-minute walk of a public park, a green space or trail. These projects – like Cook Park, the Beltline, Bellwood Quarry Park, and the master plan for a greenway along the Chattahoochee River from Buford Dam to Coweta County – “are changing the way Atlantans live and perceive their city and will reap benefits well into the future,” Barmeyer said.