Baileys Harbor resident Jeff Lutsey has been named executive director of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, taking a new position in what has been a volunteer-driven organization since its founding 10 years ago.
Lutsey brings a wealth of climate- and environment-related experience to the coalition. He is part of the Waseda Farms family in Baileys Harbor, where he provides education and outreach about solar energy and regenerative farming and collaborates with community partners on farm events. Through 2019, he helped to manage and operate the farm, its garden, store and hen-house teams.
Lutsey serves on the board of The Ridges Sanctuary and is active with the Baileys Harbor Community Association, Destination Door County and its new sustainability initiatives, Ephraim Green Tier, and local tree-planting campaigns and workforce-housing initiatives. He also owns a boreal preserve in Baileys Harbor, where he’s creating an environmentally focused development with small workforce homes.
Lutsey earned a mechanical engineering degree from Northwestern University in 2002 and worked on nuclear-reactor design, testing and training supporting the U.S. Navy through 2015.“I look forward to doing everything I can to contribute to the coalition’s mission and improve our culture and understanding relating to climate change and climate resiliency,” Lutsey said.