Environmental Sustainability Commission

Purpose

The Environmental Sustainability Commission (ESC) shall review existing green policies and advise City Council, the Mayor, and city officials in the initiation and/or development of programs that will create or enhance sustainable practices within our community. 

Membership

The ESC shall be comprised of not less than seven nor more than nine volunteer members. Members shall not be paid. Appointments to the ESC shall be made by City Council. Members shall be city residents and/or Hilliard City School District residents and qualified by experience and/or training in matters related to conservation such as: education, energy, civil construction/engineering, green building, landscape design, environmental engineering, transit, consulting, law, recycling/solid waste, air and water quality, and environmental health. 

Membership shall also include one city council member, a Hilliard City School District representative, and the Mayor, or the Mayor’s designee. The city council member, Hilliard City School District representative, and the Mayor, or the Mayor’s designee, shall be voting members. 

Members shall serve two or three year staggered terms. Three of the members each shall serve an initial term of three years; four of the members each shall serve an initial term of two years; and any additional members each shall serve an initial term of one year. Thereafter, all terms shall be for two years.

Function, Duties, and Responsibilities

  1. The Environmental Sustainability Commission shall be advisory in nature.
  2. The duties and responsibilities of the ESC shall include, but not be limited to: (A)  Developing a mission statement and sustainability goals which shall be reviewed, discussed and presented for consideration and passage by the Hilliard City Council; (B)  Advising City Council, the Mayor, and city officials on: (i)  The review of existing city green policies; (ii)  Trends affecting the environment and the community; (C)  Determining city and community priorities and resources relative to sustainability issues; (D)  Coordinating and assisting other City of Hilliard boards and commissions to determine if new plans/proposals are in compliance with sustainability goals; (E)  Partnering with outside boards and commissions, such as MORPC and The Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District, to further the city’s sustainability goals; (F)  Providing a forum for addressing public concerns relative to sustainable practices; (G)  Developing educational outreach activities and materials; and (H)  Drafting indicators to measure the successes of the ESC. 

Roster

  • Donald J. Schonhardt, Mayor
  • Albert J. Iosue, City Council Representative
  • Pete Marsh, Chair
  • Jonathan Hsu, Vice Chair
  • Beverly Marsh, Secretary
  • Ed Cheshire
  • Kim Movshin
  • Gregory M. Smith
  • Kristen Hosni
  • Melissa Muth
  • Abby Wolford

Meetings

The ESC meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:45 p.m. at City Hall, 3800 Municipal Way. Holidays can affect these dates, so residents are asked to contact Lynne Fasone, MMC / Clerk of Council at lfasone@hilliardohio.gov to confirm meeting dates. Meetings are also indicated on the Calendar of Events.

For more information on the Environmental Sustainability Commission contact Lynne Fasone, MMC at lfasone@hilliardohio.gov or (614) 334-2365.