2018 Closing Plenary - Carmen Cruz

2018 Closing Plenary featuring Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico: Carmen Yulín Cruz

Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Date: November 16, 2018
Location: Skyline Ballroom | McCormick Place

Admission included with your 4-day, 3-day or Friday Day Pass or may be purchased online/on-site in registration.

A native Puerto Rican, Cruz  completed her Bachelor's degree in Political  Science from Boston University, getting a concentration in Human Resources Management and graduating Cum Laude. She also completed her Master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After 12 total years in the continental U.S., she returned to Puerto Rico to venture into politics, starting as advisor for the San Juan City Major and for the President of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives.

In 2012, she became San Juan’s third female mayor; she won re-election in 2016. 

In September 2017, Hurricane Maria ravaged the U.S. Commonwealth, leading to widespread power outtages, lack of suitable shelter, and unsafe drinking water. Cruz has since become a voice for Puerto Rican citizens, lobbying Congress for aid to to restore the power grid and enhance infrastructure.

More than a year post Hurricane Maria, Informa Exhibitions and USGBC will bring mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico to the largest conference and expo dedicated to green building and sustainable, resilient, design.

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