Director, Environmental Quality & Sustainability, City of Dallas, Hunt Institute Fellow

James  McGuire joins the Hunt Institute as a Fellow bringing his expertise as a government executive with expertise in planning, water, energy, and the environment.  He serves the public as the Director of Environmental Quality & Sustainability at the City of Dallas. In that role, he brings over 13 years of experience in regulatory compliance, enforcement, permitting, emergency response, resilience/sustainability planning, and environmental law. Prior to his current position, he had over a decade of practice as an environmental attorney and as general counsel for Dallas Water Utilities.  James is currently leading the process of creating Dallas’ comprehensive environmental and climate action plan, a first for the region. McGuire received a B.A., English, Duke University, a B.S., Earth & Ocean Sciences, Duke University, an M.S., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D., Emory University School of Law. 2019 awards related to work in Dallas include the United Nations Day Global Leadership Award, U.S. EPA Excellence in Green Power Use Award, TXU Energy Sustainability Award, and the Air North Texas Award for Outstanding Initiative