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Melina Scholefield, PEng, is the executive director of the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre.
As a civil-environmental engineer with over two decades of public and private sector experience, Melina has a long-standing dedication to community building, sustainability, innovation, leadership development and collaboration across sectors and disciplines.
Melina has worked as a green infrastructure instructor with Simon Fraser University and in the private sector as a green building project consultant and Built Green certified residential builder with a special interest in passive house methods.
In the public sector, she has held leadership roles with the City of Vancouver related to sustainability, climate mitigation and adaptation, green building policy, green infrastructure planning and implementation and transportation planning. Most recently, Melina and her team led Vancouver’s ambitious and multi-award-winning Rain City Strategy, a transformative, cross-departmental urban rainwater management initiative.
In 2020, Melina was named Water Steward of the Year by the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association for her leadership and impact in the Canadian water industry. In 2021, she received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in Environmental Sustainability. She holds graduate certificates in values-based leadership and change management from Royal Roads University and is currently pursuing her MA in leadership specializing in executive leadership.