Sustainability Commission

The Sustainability Commission will seek to create a model of sustainability through efforts to advocate, educate and promote the social, economic and environmental health of the community now and into the future.

Sustainability Commission Mission
  1.  To create a model of sustainability through efforts to advocate, educate and promote the social, economic and environmental health of the community now and into the future.
  2. To broaden the lens and scope of energy and environmental needs in the future such as wind, solar, clean air, water and improving infrastructure.
  3. To recognize natural resources as chief assets of the City of Ypsilanti and encouraging responsible stewardship of these assets.
  4. To collaborate with citizens, employees, employers, service providers and other governmental agencies and educational agencies to share ideas.
  5. To create a Sustainability Plan.
  6. To review the City of Ypsilanti’s Climate Action Plan, Alternate Fuel Policy, the Michigan Green Communities Challenge, and other plans and policies and to continue the work of said plans and policies.
  7. To prioritize sustainability policies.
Sustainability Commission Composition

Nine regular members, serving for staggered three year terms, and two non-voting youth members serving one year terms. 

Keith Michalowski (Chair) - Term May 1, 2018
Thomas Kovacs - Term May 1, 2018
Julia Bayha - Term May 1, 2018
Emily Drenen - May 1, 2020
Nancy Heine - May 1, 2020
Natalie Sampson - May 1, 2020
Thomas McKee - May 1, 2019
Brett Zuener - May 1, 2019


The Sustainability Commission will meet on the Second Monday of each month. 

Please click here to access agendas and minutes

2018 Sustainability Commission Schedule

Ordinance 1280 - Sustainability Commission

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