Emily manages programs and grants related to the environment, sustainable energy, land use, and neighborhood vitality.
Emily Smedley is the Environment and Energy Program Officer. In this role, she manages programs and distributions that relate to the environment, land use, and neighborhood vitality.
She oversees the Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund, helps identify and recruit volunteers for fund advisory committees, and is an advocate for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in the community.
Emily’s career has included educating audiences about social and environmental problems and managing programs that keep impactful work moving forward. Emily spent three years working for the Lancaster Clean Water Partners, a collaborative partnership that brings multi-sector organizations and for-profit companies together to improve water quality in Lancaster County. There, she managed work groups and advisory committees, communications, and several programs, including a donor-advised fund focused on funding clean water projects.
Before the Lancaster Clean Water Partners, Emily worked at a Baltimore-based, full-service communications firm focused on progressive social change. There, she worked on several public health, education, and social justice initiatives, including providing communications, advertising, and media support to HealthCare Access Maryland, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, and the Horizon Foundation.
She also has worked on various social media and documentary-style video projects for Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families, the Education Writers Association, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Emily grew up in Downingtown, PA, and graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a bachelor’s degree in communication & Digital Media Studies and a minor in marketing.
For fun, Emily loves exploring craft breweries and coffee shops, hiking, reading, and snuggling with her dogs, Marlo and Frankie.