September 2017: During the Commissioner’s visit to the US in 2017 (as a member of the US State Department funded International Visitor Leadership Programme) she visited several US Cities and Towns.

“… We’re very interested in all of the sustainability initiatives that we’ve been hearing about today happening in Wales the (Well-being of) Future Generations Act sounds like a very exciting move that I hope we can emulate here in Austin. I feel like we are a city that’s doing a lot around sustainability but the fact that Wales has recognized future generations is the way to speak about why we’d be doing sustainability, why it’s important. I think it’s brilliant, so I hope we can keep up our sharing of information…” Lucia Athens | Chief Sustainability Officer (City of Austin, Texas)