Annual Meeting

SSDN’s Annual Meeting is a face-to-face opportunity for members to share new ideas.


SSDN’s Annual Meeting gathers city and county government sustainability directors and professionals from throughout the Southeast. SSDN members discuss sustainability issues through dynamic interactions and relationship building. Our Annual Meeting is a face-to-face opportunity for members to share and learn from each other. This is a member-focused and member-driven event, and the meetings strive to provide appropriate and relevant information. Presentations and discussions focus on how initiatives, projects, and topic areas are transferable or replicable in other southeastern communities. Members are encouraged to discuss challenges and lessons learned, and to share openly about their own experiences. Additionally, members explore the host city’s sights, sounds, and entertainment.
A group photo of sustainability professionals and officers at the 2019 SSDN Annual Meeting in Sarasota, Florida.

A group photo of sustainability managers and officers at the 2019 SSDN Annual Meeting in Sarasota, Florida.

2020 Annual Meeting- Savannah, Georgia

MAY 4TH – 6TH, 2020
Mindful of coronavirus concerns, Southeast Sustainability Directors Network (SSDN) is cancelling the 2020 SSDN Annual Meeting in Savannah, GA, previously scheduled for May 4-6, 2020.  The health of our members and communities is our first priority, therefore we feel the best course of action is to limit our gatherings at this time. For our primary members that have already booked flights to Savannah, we encourage you to reach out to the airline as soon as possible to cancel your flight and see if you can receive a reimbursement for your ticket.  If you are told that you cannot get reimbursed for your flight, please notify Vanessa King (vanessa@southeastsdn.org) ASAP so we can address each member’s needs individually. For our secondary members that have registered for the annual meeting, SSDN did not send invoices for your registration, so no secondary member has submitted payments that would need to be reimbursed. The SSDN leadership team, Steering Committee and Annual Meeting Planning Committee will be developing a plan to conduct portions of our annual meeting virtually. We will continue to update members as plans are developed. We are currently planning to use the Zoom platform for our virtual sessions. If you have any limits to online access that we need to be aware of, please email Vanessa King highlighting your needs. Thank you for your continued commitment to our network, and we wish you all health and safety in the upcoming weeks. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns that you have. Questions? Ask our Network Coordinator Vanessa King

Past Annual Meetings

A photo of several kayakers at the SSDN 2019 Annual Meeting in Sarasota, Florida.

2019 Annual MeetingSarasota, Florida

MAY 6TH – 8TH, 2019
Read More For a full recap, view our post on the 2019 Annual Meeting.

2018 Annual MeetingNashville, Tennessee

MAY 7TH – 9TH, 2018

2017 Annual MeetingDurham, North Carolina

MAY 3RD – 5TH, 2017

2016 Annual MeetingAtlanta, Georgia

APRIL 6TH – 8TH, 2016

2015 Annual MeetingCharleston, South Carolina

JUNE 22ND – 24TH, 2015

2014 Annual MeetingOrlando, Florida

NOVEMBER 5TH – 7TH, 2014

2013 Annual MeetingChattanooga, Tennessee

JUNE 5TH – 7TH, 2013

2012 Annual MeetingAsheville, North Carolina

JUNE 14TH – 15TH, 2012