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Posted on: June 29, 2020

City of Sterling Heights seeks commissioners for newly-formed Sustainability Commission

Sterling Heights is seeking residents interested in environmental issues to apply for appointment to a position on the City’s newly-formed Sustainability Commission.

Residents who are committed to creating a better future for their community through prioritizing energy efficiency, water conservation, waste minimization, carbon footprint reduction and more are encouraged to apply. The Sustainability Commission will be an active advisor to the City Council and Administration on a variety of planning and policy initiatives that promote the social, economic and environmental health of the community, now and into the future.

“Sterling Heights is committed to being a progressive community, and in order to do that, you have to be forward thinking,” said Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor. “We need to have our eyes on the future, and recognize that meeting community needs today cannot compromises the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Progressive municipalities research and consider advancements in science and technology to ensure a sustainable environment, and that’s what we aim to do here in Sterling Heights.”

In August, Sterling Heights City Council will appoint five residents to serve on the Commission for one 1-year term, two 2-year terms and two 3-year terms. These individuals will undertake to research and draft the City’s Sustainability Plan over the course of the next twelve months. This plan will become a critical planning tool as the City undertakes efforts to achieve sustainability. It is anticipated that the Sustainability Commission will meet six times during this twelve-month period and will work collaboratively with strategic partners to ensure that this plan and its implementation are a success.

To apply, complete the online fillable form at bit.ly/2VmwB6S. 

For more information, visit sterling-heights.net/SustainabilityCommission.

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