Environment and Sustainability Commission
The City of Athens Environment and Sustainability Commission was created by Athens City Council in 2012. The commission was established as a means to implement environment and sustainability goals as outlined in the city’s comprehensive plan and as stated by city council and the city administration. The commission is tasked with providing advice and guidance on measures and policies that protect the environment and insure greater sustainability.
The Commission consists of eleven members. Nine members are appointed by Athens City Council (six shall be residents of the city, three may reside outside the corporate limits and one of the nine shall be an Ohio University student). One member shall be a representative of City Council. One member shall be the Mayor’s representative.
|Crowl, Sam (City Council Representative)||N/A|
| Goetz, Elaine
| Hamilton, Cliff
| Linscott, Richard (Chair)
| Logue, Paul (Mayor's Representative)
|Newman, Ed (Vice-Chair)||2/19/20|
The commission meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 PM in the conference room on the first floor of the Athens City Building at 8 East Washington Street in Uptown Athens. Please check the city’s online web calendar to confirm as locations, dates, and times do periodically change.
Meeting agendas and minutes are available on the Agenda Center.
In 2015 the sustainability commission launched a public process in order to create a sustainability plan for the City of Athens. The final draft of the plan was presented to Athens City Council on March 13, 2017. The plan is designed to support local sustainability initiatives and to encourage both residents and the city administration to move towards sustainability. Click here to read the 2018 Sustainability Plan Update. The first edition can be reviewed by clicking here.
The contact for the commission is city planner Paul Logue. He can be reached at 740-592-3338 and email