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 environmentally green policies that have positively impacted city government and the residents of Little Rock.

The Commission founded and organized the Little Rock Sustainability Summit, which has featured prominent experts and elected officials who have spoken about their successes in environmental stewardship across the country. The Commission has 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.

The Commission also has developed a sustainable purchasing policy, laying out guidelines for how the city can make purchases in the most eco-friendly ways. 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.

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For more information about this commission, contact Faith Mullins at (501) 371-4586 or tmullins@littlerock.gov.

Meetings

The Sustainability Commission meets the last Friday of every month at the Willie L. Hinton Resource Center located at 3805 W. 12th Street. Meetings are open to the public. You can view meeting notes at the bottom of this page. 

Schedule: 

February 24th, 11:30-1

March meeting will be the Eighth Annual Sustainability Summit 8:30am-1:00. Register at www.sustainabilitysummit2017.eventbrite.com 

April 28th, 11:30-1

May 26th, 11:30-1

June 23rd, 11:30-1

Members

Robert Airo Grejuana Dennis
Rachel Furman Neil Gillespie
Chris Hiryak Ron Hope
Ron Hughes Kathleen Lambert
Uta Meyer Randy Pierce
Linda K. Smith Charles Vann
Leisa Wamsley Clint Whitley
Karen Zuccardi  

Chair: Neil Gillespie, ngillespie@sbcglobal.net

Vice-Chair: Randy Pierce, rpierce@goldmanrecycling.com

Secretary: Linda K. Smith, lksmith@usgbc.org

Committees

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 our secretary, Linda K. Smith, to find out the current committee meeting times and locations. To view the 2020 Sustainability Roadmap click here

Energy: Robert Airo

Built Environment: Ron Hughes 

Economic Development: Melinda Glasgow

The Natural Environment: Chris Hiryak

Quality of Life: Uta Meyer 

Meeting Notes

January 27th: Click Here

February 24th: Click Here 

Click below for information on other commissions:  

Little Rock Sustainability Commission

Bicycle Friendly Community Committee

Sister Cities Commission

Mayor's Tourism Committee