Tim Center is the Vice President of Sustainability Initiatives for the Collins Center for Public Policy. The Collins Center which is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization passionately committed to finding smart solutions to important issues. The Collins Center has offices in Miami, Tallahassee and Venice.
Tim serves as the Director of Sustainable Florida – Collins Center, an alliance of private and public partners committed to identifying, supporting and communicating sustainable best practices.
He was appointed the Executive Director of the Century Commission for a Sustainable Florida by Florida Department of Community Affairs Secretary Tom Pelham. The Century Commission is charged by law to help create a 50-year sustainable vision for the state.
Tim is a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals and has worked with several organizations including Perry Ellis International and J.M. Family Enterprises to help them better understand and enact sustainability plans.
Tim graduated with undergraduate and law degrees from Florida State University. He has worked for the Tallahassee and Florida Chambers of Commerce, Florida Legislature and directed the state’s juvenile delinquency prevention efforts for the Department of Juvenile Justice for nearly five years.
Before joining the Collins Center, he served as the Foundation Director for the Florida Home Builders Association where he focused on workforce development issues with young people.
He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Home Society and a former Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (the regional MPO for the Capital area).
MOVING TOWARD A SUSTAINABLE FLORIDA – PEOPLE-PLANET-PROSPERITY
Tim presents a compelling case that prompts the audience to better understand the concepts of sustainable development in the context of projected growth, transportation demands, infrastructure challenges, and ecological limits of the Sunshine State. He highlights sustainable best practices of organizations across Florida and promotes the adoption of standards for all organizations committed to helping to create a sustainable Florida.