The WCI Board of Directors has approved the acquisition of Sustainable City Network, Inc., a business-to-government media company launched by Tom Woodward in 2010. Throughout June, Sustainable City Network (SCN) will be integrated into the WoodwardBizMedia operating group. Randy Rodgers will continue to serve as publisher and executive editor of SCN, reporting to Group Publisher Karen Ruden. Prior to joining SCN in 2010, Rodgers held a number of positions at WCI over 21 years with the company, most recently as Telegraph Herald electronic media director.
SCN publishes an online trade magazine at sCityNetwork.com, which provides information on sustainability to municipal professionals and local government elected officials nationwide. Its weekly e-mail newsletter is distributed to more than 40,000 subscribers. The company also publishes a quarterly print magazine (3,000 circ.) and produces regular webinars on topics related to sustainability. In partnership with the City of Dubuque, SCN produces an annual sustainability conference that draws more than 450 attendees. Sustainability topic channels include water and energy conservation, renewable energy generation, stormwater management, sustainable transportation, greenhouse gas reduction, climate change adaptation, solid waste management, material recycling/reuse, local foods and related topics.