Doug Coward

Executive Director
Solar and Energy Loan Fund of St. Lucie County, Inc. (SELF)

Doug Coward has more than three decades of professional experience in Florida as a city planner, clean energy expert, small business owner, and elected official, including 12 years as a St. Lucie County Commissioner (1998-2010). He attended the Florida State University earning a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. In addition to more than a decade of public service, Doug has worked as an Environmental Planner with St. Lucie County, an Environmental Specialist and Clean Energy Executive in the private sector, and Community Planner with 1000 Friends of Florida.Coward has been the Executive Director of the non-profit Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF) since September 2011, and under his leadership, SELF has achieved statewide certification as a Community Development Financial Institution, financed more $9 million of green home renovations, built partnerships with dozens of local governments and non-profit organizations, and expanded the program into 87 jurisdictions in Florida.