Environmental Sustainability Board


The Environmental Sustainability Board formed in 2007 as a recommendation of the Commission on the Environment and Sustainability. The Board is a smaller version of the Commission, maintaining the diverse membership. Consisting of 13 members, the Board assists in the implementation of the County’s environmental agenda, providing both advice and review. Board members include experts in energy, air/water quality, environmental governance, community outreach and education, transit, green building, and environmental health.

 

Current Board Members

Christine Conn - Chair

Ann Strozyk - Vice Chair

Olivia Farrow

John Dove

Kelly Hensing

Tom Paxton

Athena Verghis

Chris Tsien

Nancy McAllister

Amber Butler

Brooke Abercrombie

Larry Liebesman

Environmental Sustainability Board Meetings

There will not be a July or August meeting.  The next meeting will be on September 10, 2020.  

 

If you have issues with logging in or calling into the meeting please email: OCS@howardcountymd.gov

The Environmental Sustainability Board meets the second Thursday of each month. Usually at the Robinson Nature Center from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm unless otherwise noted here. These meetings are open to the public. 

Past Minutes and Agendas

Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2020

June

Agenda

May

Agenda

Minutes

April

Agenda

Minutes

March

Cancelled

February

No Meeting

January

Agenda

Minutes

Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2019

November

Agenda

Minutes

October

Agenda

Minutes

September

Agenda

Minutes

June  

Agenda

Minutes

May - (Retreat) 

Agenda

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April

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March

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Minutes

February

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January

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Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2018

December

Agenda

Minutes

November

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Minutes

October

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May

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April

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March

Agenda

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February

Agenda

Minutes

January

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Minutes

 

Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2017

December

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November

Agenda

Minutes

October

Agenda

Minutes

September (Retreat)

Agenda

Minutes

August

No meeting

July

No meeting

June

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May

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Minutes

April

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March

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February

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January 

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Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2016

December 

Agenda

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November

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Minutes

October

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Minutes

September No Meeting

August

Agenda

Minutes

July No Meeting

June 

Agenda

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May 

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April

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March

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Minutes  

February

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January

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Meeting Agendas and Minutes 2015

December

Agenda

Minutes

November

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Minutes

October

Agenda

Minutes

Annual Reports

Environmental Sustainability Board Annual Report available to the public. Each December the board provides an annual report to the County Council and Executive. 

*The appendix is not an official listing of priorities, but should be considered a sample of work areas that the board is interested in exploring. 

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2015
2015 Report Appendix *

Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2013

Annual Report 2012

Annual Report 2011

Solar Task Force

Solar Task Force Meeting

The next meeting is will be on 7/14/20 at 8:30am.  The meeting will be held online and by phone.  Below is the information to login online or participate by phone.

July 14, 2020 Agenda

https://meeting.anymeeting.com/SolarTaskForce

Optional Dial-In: 716-273-1030

PIN: 906 2429# 

If you have issues with logging in or calling into the meeting please email: OCS@howardcountymd.gov

Solar Task Force Member List

Jamie Brown - Agricultural Land Preservation Board

Cathy Hudson - Agricultural Land Preservation Board

Kevin Lucas - Maryland Clean Energy Advisory Council

Franny Yuhas - MD-DC-DE-VA Solar Energy Industries Association

Daniel Jacobs - Howard County Farm Bureau

Howie Feaga (Alternate) - Howard County Farm Bureau

Keith Ohlinger - Howard County Farm Bureau

John Dove - Howard County Soil Conservation District

Glen Brand - Maryland Sun (Solar United Neighbors)

Kelly Hensing - Environmental Sustainability Board

Amber Butler - Environmental Sustainability Board

Leah Miller (Vice Chair) - Office of Community Sustainability

James Zoller (Chair) - Office of Community Sustainability

Amy Gowan - Department of Planning and Zoning

Joy Levy - Department of Planning and Zoning

Solar Task Force Agendas

January 23, 2020

February 4, 2020

February 18, 2020

March 3, 2020

March 17, 2020

March 31, 2020

April 21, 2020

May 5, 2020

May 19, 2020

June 2, 2020

June 16, 2020

June 23, 2020

June 30, 2020

July 14, 2020

Solar Task Force Meeting Minutes

January 23, 2020

February 4, 2020

February 18, 2020

March 3, 2020

March 17, 2020

March 31, 2020

April 21, 2020

May 5, 2020

May 19, 2020

June 2, 2020

June 16, 2020

June 23, 2020

Solar Task Force Additional Documents

EPS PowerPoint

Solar Zoning

Solar Incentives

Solar Task Force Definition Recommendations Draft