rsz sean hayesExecutive Director

Sean Hayes is Executive Director of The Oberlin Project, a joint effort of the City of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and individual and institutional partners to improve the resilience, prosperity, and sustainability of the Oberlin community through development of a robust, vibrant, and local post-carbon economy. 

Prior to joining The Oberlin Project, Sean was the Facilities Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator for Oberlin College's Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, which was named one of thirty milestone 
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rsz cullen naumoffDirector of Sustainable Enterprise

Cullen Naumoff, joined the Oberlin Project in September 2014 as the Director of Sustainable Enterprise.  In this role, Cullen leads the sustainable economic initiatives to drive smart growth in and around Oberlin, Ohio.  Cullen brings to this role innovative and inclusive strategies that aim to both attract and grow triple bottom lined businesses in the community.

Prior to joining The Oberlin Project, Cullen was the Vision 2030 Project Director at the Charleston Area Alliance.  The Charleston Area Alliance is a multifaceted, regional economic development entity re-charting the course of West Virginia’s economic future. She drove the long-term economic development strategy to capitalize on the strengths of West Virginia and match them with emerging megatrends to position the state to become a development model  

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Assistant Director

heather-adelmanHeather is the liaison to the Education and Local Land and Agriculture Committees. She is also working on projects related to waste and material flows, with the goal of zero waste throughout the community.  Previous to her work with the Oberlin Project, Heather served as the Supervisor of the Tribal Solid Waste and Green Building Team at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), working directly with tribal nations in Arizona, California, and Nevada on a variety of 

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Program Coordinator


Sharon was born and raised in Oberlin and worked for the City of Oberlin for 25 years. Because of her love for the diverse community and Oberlin's history involving social justice she coordinated a variety of community events. As a result of her community efforts, the Oberlin Area Chamber of Commerce voted Sharon “Volunteer of the Year” in 2003 and 2005.  In addition, she lead the Oberlin Community to a national championship in the 2006 America In Bloom competition for communities size 

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