Elissa Kyle, Sustainability Director
A Huntington native, Elissa graduated CarnegieMellonUniversity with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1999. Prior to joining Vision as their Sustainability Director in 2009, she participated in numerous community charrettes throughout Long Island as a member of Vision’s design team with ADL III Architecture. In addition to her work with both Vision Long Island and ADL III Architecture, Elissa is also a member of the Huntington Historic Preservation Commission and a graduate of the Leadership Huntington program.
As Sustainability Director she helps keep the organization connected to environmental issues such as green building, carbon reduction, habitat and open space preservation and water quality protection. In addition, she provides technical assistance through the review of development proposals and road projects through a Smart Growth lens. She also continues with community design, most recently helping to organize a community planning process in Hicksville to revitalize its downtown area.
Growing up just a short walk from HuntingtonVillage, she grew to appreciate the benefits of living in a traditional, walkable community-especially in the years before learning to drive. Understanding that much of Long Island doesn’t have these qualities, she hopes to help other Long Island communities that wish to have thriving downtowns, develop them..