The Environmental Affairs Commission was originally created on August 26, 1993 by Ordinance 928; re-established on January 9, 1997 by Resolution 3734; and re-tasked by Resolution 4548. On May 28, 2020, Resolution 2020-028 was approved that dissolved the Environmental Affairs Commission and re-established it as a City Department-affiliated nonregulatory Commission.
The purpose is to advice on environmental issues, programs, and procedures relating to the reduction, reuse, recycling, energy conservation, environmental stewardship, waste management, regulatory compliance, water conservation, community education, and environmental demonstration projects.
The Environmental Affairs Commission meets at least once every quarter. Agendas and meeting minutes can be found online.
Environmental Merit Award
The Environmental Affairs Commission has created a new award program, the Environmental Merit Award. This recognition will be awarded annually to an individual, business, or service group that meets or exceeds environmental goals as outlined by the City of Sierra Vista. Areas of interest include water conservation, environmental stewardship, and recycling efforts. Some examples include planting native vegetation, rainwater harvesting, increasing the use of public transportation, energy conservation or use of renewable energy, and recycling efforts. Awardees will be selected by a selection task force that is part of the Environmental Affairs Commission. Submit your nomination online.
|Sharon Flissar, Public Works Director | Staff Liaison|