Ohio State Director
The Trust for Public Land
Shanelle Smith has a long history working with sustainability and social equity. In her current role at TPL, she works to ensure that resident voices are heard and integrated into park development projects and continues to advocate for a cleaner environment and socially equitable approaches. Project successes include the Cleveland-Cuyahoga bike share program, the development of a policy plan for Ohio’s manufacturers to transition to clean energy, and other projects that promote sustainability and inclusivity in Northeast Ohio. Named one of Crain’s Business top 40 under 40 as well as one of Grist’s 50 Fixers, Shanelle’s commitment to sustainability and equity continue to drive her work at TPL today.