The City of Kent Environmental Commission
930 Overholt Drive
Kent, OH 44240
History of the Environmental Commission
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
Environmental Commission. In 1995, Kent City Council passed an
ordinance creating the Environmental 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 Environmental Commission do?
The Environmental 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 Environmental Commission meet?
The Environmental Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th 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 in Kent City Council Chambers, 325 S. Depeyster St.
Can I attend the Environmental Commission meetings?
The Environmental Commission meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged
to attend and offer comments during the Public Comment portion of the
Who is on the Environmental Commission?
The members change as their terms expire and new
members are elected. For an updated list of members click
What if I have questions about the Environmental Commission?
The staff liaison for the Environmental Commission is Mary Gilbert,
Sustainability Planner. She can be reached at 330-678-8108 or click
here to e-mail her.
here for Environmental Commission minutes and agenda.