January 24, 2018
WHA’s Natalie Hicks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, was voted in to serve another year as an appointed member for the Illinois Green Alliance (formerly USGBC Illinois) Board of Directors. This will be her second year on the Board. She has also served two years as co-chair on the Emerging Professionals Committee.
Natalie serves as a liaison between the Board and Emerging Professionals Committee by voicing her opinion in representation of emerging industry professionals. She is in the process of finalizing the committee’s bylaws to help formalize the group and better align its approach with the Board’s. She also aims to support the Board’s “Epic Challenge” Strategic Plan.
In addition to serving on the Emerging Professionals Committee, Natalie volunteers for Illinois Green Alliance events, helps raise donations, and sells tickets at the annual Limelight fundraiser. She was recognized with an Outstanding Volunteer award by Illinois Green Alliance in 2016.
As the local affiliate of USGBC, Illinois Green Alliance is a membership driven, non-profit that works to promote green buildings and sustainable communities. They believe that green infrastructure is key to strengthening neighborhoods and improving the quality of life for everyone.