Kent City Sustainability Commission
930 Overholt Road, PO Box 5192
Kent, OH 44240
Mayor Jerry Fiala signed a
proclamation, to go into effect October
1, 2017, making October 2017 'Sustainability Month' in the City of Kent.
The citizens of the City of Kent have a long history of working to
protect and enhance the environment, economic, and social well-being of
the community. Throughout the month of October the City of Kent
Sustainability Commission encourages citizens and visitors to use
sustainable methods of living such as clean alternative modes of
transportation, water conservation, and recycling.
History of the
In 1993, the City of
Kent conducted a strategic planning project called Vision 2000. Many of
the goals stated by the residents were environmental in nature. An
Environmental Task Force 2000 was created as an extension of the Vision
2000 project. The Task Force produced a report with goals for
environmental issues. The main recommendation was the creation of an
Sustainability Commission. In 1995, Kent City Council passed an
ordinance creating the Sustainability Commission that "shall be
responsible for promotion, coordination and remedial activities directed
toward increasing sustainable impact on community..." The Commission
consists of five (5) volunteers who serve for 3-year terms.
What does the
Sustainability Commission do?
The Sustainability Commission
began meeting in May of 1996. The main focus of the commission at
that time was to draft a
Mission Statement and a list of
Sustainability. The Mission Statement and Goals were completed and
adopted by Council in April 1999. After approval of the Mission
Statement and Goals, the Commission's responsibilities switched to
reviewing plans to determine if there is compliance with the
Sustainability Goals and drafting indicators by which to measure the
success of the implementation of the goals.
When and where
does the Sustainability Commission meet?
The Sustainability Commission meets on the
1st Monday of the
month if there are agenda items to review. The meetings are canceled if
there are no agenda items.
The meetings are held
at the Service Administration Complex at 930 Overholt
Can I attend the Sustainability Commission
Commission meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged
to attend and offer comments during the public comment portion of the
is on the Sustainability Commission?
Ann Gilmore: Term expires 05/19/18
Nadine Gomez: Term expires 12/31/20
Julie Morris: Term expires 07/19/19
Judy Nelson: Term expires 10/16/19
Miriam Jackson: Term expires 12/31/20
if I have questions about the Sustainability Commission?
The staff liaison for the
Sustainability Commission is Harrison Wicks. He can be reached at
Click here to view the minutes
and agenda for the Sustainability Commission.