About

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.

Board Information
Title
Upcoming Meeting
Content

The Environmental Sustainability Board meets the second Thursday of each month.  These meetings are open to the public.  The next meeting will be held at the Howard County Conservancy in Mount Pleasant on October 13, at 6:00pm.

Agenda - TBD

 

Title
Board Members
Content
  • Brooke Abercrombie
  • Amber Butler
  • Kimberly Davis
  • Larry Liebesman
  • Holly Mays
  • Daniel Nees
  • James Obasiolu
  • Kim Pezza
  • Heather Stiltner
  • Greta E. Swanson
  • Bryan Weinstein
     
Title
Annual Reports
Content

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

Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Title
2022
Content

September

May 

April

March

February

  • No meeting

January

Title
2021
Content

December

  • No Meeting

November

October

  • No Meeting

September

August 

  • No Meeting

July 

  • No Meeting

June

May

April

  • No meeting

March

  • No meeting

February 

January 

Title
2020
Content

November

October

September

June

May

April

March

  • Cancelled

February

  • No Meeting

January

Title
2019
Content

November

October

September

June  

May - (Retreat) 

April

March

February

January

Title
2018
Content

December

November

October

May

April

March

February

January

Title
2017
Content

December

November

October

September (Retreat)

August

  • No meeting

July

  • No meeting

June

May

April

March

February

January 

Title
2016
Content

December 

November

October

September

  • No Meeting

August

July

  • No Meeting

June 

May 

April

March

February

January

Solar Task Force
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Recommendations
Title
Member List
Content
  • 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

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