Sustainability Commission

“SUSTAINABILITY: Achieving a balance of ecological, social, and economic considerations to provide for an equitable path for the growth and improvement of our community in the uses of our resources, remaining conscious of the historical context, while ensuring the availability and vitality of those resources for future generations."

Resolution No. 2017 - 238
October 17, 2017

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 Membership

Member Seat Term Ends
Keith Michalowski Chair May 1, 2021
Nancy Heine Vice Chair May 1, 2020
Julia Bayha Commissioner May 1, 2021
Christian Cannon Commissioner May 1, 2022
Emily Drennen Commissioner May 1, 2020
Bryan Foley Commissioner May 1, 2021
Katy Greenwald Commissioner May 1, 2020
Takunia Collins Commissioner May 1, 2022
Beth Gibbons Commissioner May 1, 2022
Nine regular members, serving for staggered three year terms, and two non-voting youth members serving one year terms. 

Meetings


  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of each month
  • City Council Chambers
    1 S Huron Street
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View recent agendas and minutes.

Sustainability Commission Mission

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.

To broaden the lens and scope of energy and environmental needs in the future such as wind, solar, clean air, water and improving infrastructure.

To recognize natural resources as chief assets of the City of Ypsilanti and encouraging responsible stewardship of these assets.

To collaborate with citizens, employees, employers, service providers and other governmental agencies and educational agencies to share ideas.

To create a Sustainability Plan.

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.

To prioritize sustainability policies.

Ordinance 1280 - Sustainability Commission