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Environment Board

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PURPOSE: To support Evanston's environmental goals of reducing and mitigating climate change impacts, increasing resource efficiency and protecting and restoring natural systems by investigating issues and developing recommendations for City Council, other Boards, Committees and Commissions and City Departments to meet Evanston's goals. (36-O-71) (23-O-93) (78-O-16).

# OF MEMBERS: Eleven (11) members appointed by the Mayor.

QUALIFICATIONS: (A) Seven (7) members who have training and/or experience in areas addressing climate change issues or natural systems such as: environmental science, law, education, ecology, pollution control, engineering, or public health.

(B) Two (2) members who have training, knowledge, past experience, or some combination related to arboretums.

(C) Two (2) members must be designated as "at-large" community representatives that need to have an interest but are not required to have training or experience in areas addressing climate change  issues or natural systems such as: environmental science, law, education, ecology, pollution control, engineering, or public health.

TERM: Three (3) year terms. Members may serve no more than two (2) terms.

MEETING DATE: 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Room 2404

REPORTS TO: Human Services Committee

BYLAWS: Environment Board Bylaws 

Member Term
Cherie LeBlanc Fisher (Co-Chair) 12/12/2020
Jerri Garl 09/9/2022*
Tom Klitzkie 10/10/2020
Christopher Kucharczyk 12/12/2020
Michelle Redfield 06/24/2022
Caroline Peyer 06/24/2022
Ben Kaplan 05/12/2022
Wendy Pollock (Co-Chair) 10/10/2020
 Melanie West  07/13/2023
 David Kornhauser  07/13/2023
 Mark A. van der Meulen  07/13/2023

*2nd Term

Current Board Vacancies- Two


Kumar Jensen, City Manager's Office

Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer


Task Forces and Working Groups

At the October 10, 2019 Environment Board Meeting the Board created two temporary Working Groups, the Waste Working Group and the CARP Implementation Task Force. Both of those groups will have their meeting materials shared on this page.

 Date Group  Agenda  Minutes   Documents
 10/27/2019  Waste  Agenda  Minutes  
 11/17/2019  Waste  Agenda  Minutes  
 11/26/2019  CAR P Implementation  Agenda   Minutes  
 12/5/2019  Waste Agenda   Minutes  
 1/6/2020 CARP Implementation  Agenda   Minutes  
 1/7/2020  Waste Agenda     
 2/9/2020 Waste
 2/10/2020  CARP Implementation
 3/9/2020 Waste  Agenda     
 3/10/2020 CARP Implementation  Agenda     
 8/5/2020 CARP Implementation  Agenda     

Agendas and Minutes

Date Agenda Minutes Documents
07/09/20  Agenda    Packet, Meeting Recording
06/11/20  Agenda  Minutes Meeting RecordingZero Waste Presentation, Community Energy Priorities Presentation
05/14/20  Notice of Cancellation  
04/09/20  Notice of Cancellation  
03/12/20  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting Packet & Updated Fossil-Fuel Phase Out Item
 On February 20, 2020 there will be two Environment Board meetings. The first will be a joint meeting of the Equity and Empowerment Commission and the Environment Board to discuss a proposed Environmental Justice Resolution.
02/20/20  Agenda  Minutes  No meeting packet
02/20/20  Agenda    Draft Environmental Justice Resolution (see page 2 of the agenda)
01/09/20  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting Packet, Additional Packet Items
 Past Meetings      
 12/12/2019  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting PacketAdditional Packet Items
 11/14/2019  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting Packet, Staff Presentation
 10/10/2019  Agenda  Minutes Meeting Packet, Staff Presentation, MS4 and NPDES Presentation & Stormwater Guide Presentation
 9/12/2019  Agenda Minutes Meeting Packet & Community Waste Data 
 8/8/2019  Cancelled  
 7/11/2019  Agenda  Minutes Meeting Packet & Sewer 101 Presentation
 6/13/2019  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting Packet
 5/9/2019  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting Packet
 4/11/2019  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting Packet & Staff Presentation 
 3/14/2019  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting Packet
 2/14/2019  Agenda  Minutes  Meeting Packet
 1/10/2019  Agenda  Minutes  Packet
 12/13/2018 Agenda Minutes  2019 Meeting Schedule, 2019 EEB Goals
 11/8/2018 Agenda Minutes  
 10/11/2018 Agenda Minutes Packet & Presentations
9/13/2018 Agenda
 Draft Climate Action and Resilience PlanPresentation
 8/9/2018 Agenda Minutes  Staff Report
 7/14/2018 Cancelled    
 6/14/2018 Agenda  Minutes  
 5/10/2018 Agenda  Minutes  Pesticide ReportEEB Budget Letter to Mayor and City Council
 4/12/2018 Agenda  Minutes Packet (Public Hearing on Stormwater Plan)
 3/8/2018 Agenda  Minutes  
 2/8/2018 Agenda  Minutes Packet
 1/11/2018 Agenda  Minutes  Packet
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