Mayor’s Sustainability Commission
The Mayor’s Sustainability Commission was established in 2008 to advise the City on sustainable practices. Since that time, the Commission has worked with various groups in the City to develop new sustainable policies that have positively impacted city government and the residents of Little Rock.
The Commission founded and organizes the Little Rock Sustainability Summit, which features prominent experts and elected officials who have spoken about their successes in environmental stewardship across the country. The Commission spearheaded a sustainability assessment that made eight key recommendations for the City to become more eco-friendly. In 2010, the Commission helped promote the City’s Green Building Incentive Program that provided financial incentives for residential buildings that are built to ecologically friendly standards. In 2011, the Commission drafted guidelines for expanding Farmers’ Markets throughout the City, so that fresh produce can be made available to residents in all parts of our community. In 2015, the Complete Streets Ordinance and Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Ordinance were passed by the Board of Directors with the support of the Sustainability Commission. In 2015, the Sustainability Commission unveiled the City's first sustainability plan at the 2015 Sustainability Summit. The City of Little Rock sustainability plan, titled the "2020 Sustainability Roadmap," has 17 goals that the Commission is currently working to fulfill.
To view the Sustainability Commission Bylaws click here.
For more information about this commission, contact Tabitha "Faith" Mullins at (501) 371-4586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also stay updated with the Sustainability Commission and other things related to sustainability by liking and following the "Sustain Little Rock" facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LRSustainability/
The Sustainability Commission meets the fourth Friday of every month at the Willie L. Hinton Resource Center located at 3805 W. 12th Street. Meetings are open to the public.
January 26th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
February 23rd, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
March 29th, the Ninth Annual Sustainability Summit from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
April 27th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
May 18th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Please note this meeting is occurring on the third Friday of the month, not the fourth.)
June 22nd, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
July, Summer break
August 24th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
September 28th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
October 26th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
November 30th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
|Robert Airo||Frances Frazier|
|Rachel Furman||Neil Gillespie|
|Chris Hiryak||Ron Hughes|
|Uta Meyer||Randy Pierce|
|Linda K. Smith||Leisa Wamsley|
|Clint Whitley||Karen Zuccardi|
Chair: Neil Gillespie, email@example.com
Vice-Chair: Randy Pierce, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Linda K. Smith, email@example.com
Currently the Commission is working in alignment with the City of Little Rock 2020 Sustainability Roadmap. Our five committees mirror the five tenants of the Roadmap and serve to promote the goals within each tenant. If you would like to assist one of the committees in achieving the Roadmap goals please contact the committee chair, to find out the current committee meeting times and locations. To view the 2020 Sustainability Roadmap click here.
Energy: Robert Airo, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program education
- Energy Efficiency of City Facilities
- Fleet Carbon Reduction
- Port Authority shingle pile solution
- LED city streetlights
Built Environment: Clint Whitley/Ron Hughes, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- New Residential Energy Label
- Promoting Green Roofs
Economic Development: Neil Gillespie, email@example.com
- Gain new members
- Sustainable Business Recognition Program
The Natural Environment: Chris Hiryak, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Policy development for Banning Yard Waste Plastic Bags
- Policy development for Tree Canopy Growth and Protection
Quality of Life: currently filling this position
- Rain garden/barrel development
- Incentives for rain gardens
- Ideas for tactical urbanism (pop-up BikePed improvement projects)
- Stormwater regulations and policy development
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