ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability USA has chosen Martin Chavez as executive director. The former three-term mayor of Albuquerque, N.M., received a World Leadership Award for Water and Utilities in 2006 for leading an initiative that reduced the city's water use by one-third over 10 years. Membership in the organization, which was called the "International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives" when formed in 1990, grew by 58% in 2008 and another 25% last year.