John Sibley:Board Member
John Sibley’s love of Georgia’s landscape comes from a father who was committed to the conservation of farm and forest lands, as well as from happy hours in childhood wandering fields and streams. This upbringing shaped a career in law and policy, beginning with representation of Buck and J. C. Hyde, who were tilling their land in Cobb County with mules in 1976, to overturn confiscatory land taxes and preserve Hyde Farm and other working landscapes. The same interests led to service as director of the Governor’s Growth Strategies Commission, president of the Georgia Conservancy, and board member of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. Other policy roles have included counsel to committees of the Georgia Senate, chairman of the State Health Planning Review Board, and chairman of the Governor’s Commission on National and Community Service.
John is currently senior policy fellow at Southface Energy Institute. He serves on the the boards of the Southeastern Wind Coalition and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, as well as on advisory boards for the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, the Livable Communities Council of the Urban Land Institute, and the Georgia Conservancy.
Favorite Mile along our Georgia coast: John’s favorite mile along the coast begins as he crosses the Bull River Bridge into the marshes on his way to his home on Tybee Island.