Matt O'Malley

Chief Sustainability Officer

Matt O'Malley

As the company’s first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer, Matt is responsible for leading Vicinity’s decarbonization efforts and guiding the execution of Vicinity’s journey to carbon-free operations.  Matt officially joined the company in January 2022, following his term on the Boston City Council as President Pro Tempore.

Serving on the Boston City Council for the past 11 years, Councilor O’Malley has passed aggressive environmental initiatives, including setting bold net zero carbon building standards, delivering community choice energy, eliminating gas leaks and single-use plastic bags, and diverting organics from landfills through curbside composting in the City of Boston. He also authored the Building Energy Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO). BERDO has required buildings to report their annual energy and water use since 2013 and was recently expanded to give the city authority to set carbon targets for individual buildings.

As an environmental expert and advocate, Matt holds over 18 years of focused and visionary leadership in the public, private, and issue advocacy arenas. Matt earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English at The George Washington University. He serves on the Charles H. Farnsworth Housing Corporation board, is a Trustee of the Boston Latin School Association, and has served on the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund. He has also raised money as a member of Boston Marathon teams for Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, Project Hope, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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