Director, Georgia Office
Water pollution and water management are Gil’s main focus as an SELC attorney, but he does so much more as director of the Georgia office.
Gil manages more than 20 lawyers and staff, assists development and communications teams with fundraising and communication projects across the state, develops litigation and policy projects in Georgia, and provides strategic advice where appropriate.
Before taking on this expanded role in 2016, Gil led SELC’s Clean Water Program.
“I love SELC’s mission and love the challenge of doing this work in the South,” says Gil, who is from Birmingham. “It combines well with my love for the beauty of our region’s natural places and communities.”
Gil joined SELC after graduating from Harvard Law School, and he found the work so compelling that he never left. In addition to working to create state water plans that plan for extreme weather and defending the Clean Water Act, Gil also has been a close follower of the Tri-State Water Wars, where Georgia, Alabama and Florida all have varying ideas about how to manage water in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.
I love SELC’s mission and love the challenge of doing this work in the Southeast.Georgia Office Director Gil Rogers
“These days I’m excited to be part of protecting Cumberland Island and the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia, and I love the work we are doing regionally to fight environmental injustices.”
The Georgia coast holds a special place in Gil’s heart. “It’s hard to pick one place in our six states that I love the most, but Jekyll Island, GA, is a favorite spot,” Gil says. “I love its wide beaches and laid-back culture.”
- Alabama River Hero, 2015
- Georgia Water Conservationist of the Year, 2005
- J.D., Harvard Law School, Harvard Environmental Law Review
- B.S., Princeton University, cum laude
- With SELC since 2002