Susan Garrison, much-loved and admired Sustainability Manager for the Town of Blacksburg, passed away in February of 2013 A tireless environmental advocate, she helped establish Blacksburg's first Sustainability Week, launched the community’s Climate Action Plan, and championed nearly all of the Town’s environmental initiatives.
Susan began her 25 years of service to Blacksburg as its first horticulturalist and retired as the town's first Environmental Manager. Among her many other initiatives and accomplishments, Susan was a founding board member of Sustainable Blacksburg. She also helped establish Blacksburg's annual Sustainability Week in partnership with Virginia Tech and Sustainable Blacksburg. Her guiding vision was always to make Blacksburg a more beautiful, sustainable and joyful place to grow up and grow old.
To honor Susan’s memory and continue her good works, a special fund has been generously established in her honor through the Community Foundation. Money from this fund will be used each year to support special community project/s that promote or support environmental awareness, environmental stewardship, sustainability, and/or community beautification in the New River Valley (the Counties of Montgomery, Floyd, Pulaski, and Giles, and the City of Radford, Virginia.
Please consider supporting Susan’s fund and legacy through a one-time or monthly contribution!