Citizens' Environmental Commission

Overview


The Environmental Commission shall examine, study and identify issues related to the environment and regularly report on same to the City Council. The City Council may also direct the commission to prepare advisory recommendations on the methods and programs best suited to address said issues.

The City Staff shall present the advisory recommendations to the City Council and other appropriate City boards and commissions, as necessary. Upon receiving direction from the City Council regarding commission recommendations, the City staff will coordinate the implementation of the approved recommendations with the assistance of the commission as necessary and appropriate. The commission and City staff shall monitor and evaluate the implementation activities and regularly report their findings to the City Council.

Meetings


The Citizens' Environmental Commission meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 4:00 p.m. in City Hall.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Duties


The Citizens’ Environmental Commission shall examine, study and identify issues related to the environment conduct appropriate programs and activities designed to enhance the quality of life in DeKalb. Each fiscal year, the Commission shall develop relevant goals and objectives to carry out its duties and submit these to the City Council. for approval. The Commission shall also be responsible for seeing that the City's Sustainability Plan is being implemented and appropriately monitored for progress. The City Staff Liaison shall be responsible for maintaining records regarding the implementation and monitoring of the Sustainability Plan. A report documenting progress on the implementation and monitoring of the Sustainability Plan shall be submitted to the City Council annually for its review and comment. The City Council may also direct the Commission to prepare advisory recommendations on the methods and programs best suited to address environmental issues in DeKalb. The City Staff shall present the advisory recommendations to the City Council and other appropriate City Boards and Commissions, as necessary. Upon receiving direction from the City Council regarding Commission recommendations, the City Staff will coordinate the implementation of the approved recommendations with the assistance of the Commission as necessary and appropriate. The Commission and City Staff shall monitor and evaluate the implementation activities and regularly report their findings to the City Council.

Commission Members
  • Dan Kenney – Chair
  • Melissa Burlingame – Ex-Officio
  • Amy Doll – Ex-Officio
  • Michelle Gibson – Ex-Officio
  • Mike Holland – Ex- Officio
  • Kenneth Koch
  • Clare Kron
  • Mary McGinn
  • William Oleckno
  • Ann Shult
  • Sharon Skala

For More Information


For more information about the commission, view Municipal Code Chapter 50 (PDF) and the Sustainability Plan (PDF).

Staff Liaison

  1. Tim Holdeman
    Public Works Director 
    Email

    1216 Market Street
    DeKalb, IL 60115

    Phone: 815-748-2030

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