Environmental Quality Commission

Agendas and minutes

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Name Email
Term expires
Leah Elkins
Email n/a
April 30, 2023
Angela Evans - Vice Chair
April 30, 2025
Josie Gaillard
Email n/a April 30, 2023
Tom Kabat Email n/a April 30, 2022
Janelle London Email n/a  April 30, 2024
James Payne - Chair
Email n/a April 30, 2024
Ryann Price
Email n/a April 30, 2022

Roles and responsibilities

The Environmental Quality Commission is charged primarily with advising the City Council on matters involving environmental protection, improvement and sustainability.

Commission priorities

  • Preserving heritage trees
  • Using best practices to maintain city trees
  • Preserving and expanding the urban canopy
  • Making determinations on appeals of heritage tree removal permits
  • Administering annual Environmental Quality Awards program
  • Organizing annual Arbor Day Event; typically a tree planting event 
  • Advising on programs and policies related to protection of natural areas, recycling and waste reduction, environmentally sustainable practices, air and water pollution prevention, climate protection, and water and energy conservation