Elysia Russell

City Planning Executive - Sustainability Director

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Passionate about making a difference and driving positive change, Elysia Russell is committed to creating a greener and more sustainable future. She studied biology and philosophy at Rockhurst University before going on to earn a masters degree in Environmental Science Management from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  

Elysia has worked for the City of St. Louis for nearly a decade, beginning with Brightside St. Louis, she continues to push the ‘green’ needle forward and is recognized for her strategic thinking, problem-solving prowess and positive attitude.  

With a vision of a sustainable world that thrives on renewable resources, social equity and environmental consciousness, Elysia is dedicated to creating a lasting, positive impact on St. Louis city as we work together to make our city an even better, more sustainable, place to live and enjoy for generations to come. 

Contact Information

Email: RussellEl@stlouis-mo.gov

Phone: (314) 657-3849

1520 Market Street
Suite 2000
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

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