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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 seven members appointed by Athens City Council of which five members shall be electors of the city and two members may reside outside the corporate limits, one member of City Council and the Mayor’s designee.

 Members  Term Ending
 Cochran, Jennifer (City Council Representative)
 Goetz, Elaine
 June 2018
 Hamilton, Cliff
 October 2018
 Linscott, Richard (Chair)
 October 2017
 Logue, Paul (Mayor's Representative)
 Newman, Ed (Vice-Chair)
 October 2018
 Price-Mullins, Meredith
 June 2017
 Rice, Kristen  April 2019
 Roberts, Matt
 October 2017

The commission meets the first Tuesday 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 minutes and related documents are available on the Agenda Center

Sustainability Plan
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. You can read the plan and this link:

The contact for the commission is city planner Paul Logue. He can be reached at 740-592-3338 and