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Sustainable Janesville Committee

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The Sustainable Janesville Committee's purpose shall be to advise the City Administration and the City Council on issues of environmental sustainability. They shall collect public input on sustainability issues, examine potential sustainability initiatives and provide recommendations related to environmental sustainability to the City Administration and the City Council. The committee will be a centralized point of contact for all environmental and sustainability related items within the organization and the community.

Desirable Characteristics and Qualifications for Committee Members (per staff liaison)

  • Willingness to research, and glean insight from, a broad range of sustainability efforts initiated by other municipalities
  • Event coordination/project management experience
Number of Members  8 Members:
Council Members (1) (only votes in case of a tie vote)
Citizen Members (7)

Steven Aurit 

Joshua Erdman

Owen Landers

Eileen Newcomer

Jim Poad

Tai Pratt 

James Zumstein

Susan Johnson, Councilmember

Term of Office Council Member (1 year)
Citizen Members (2 years)
Commencement of Term First Monday of May each year
Appointment by Whom Council Member by Council President
Citizen Members by Council President
The Council President will take into consideration
the recommendations of the Advisory
Committee on Appointments when appointing
citizen members to this committee.
Approval or Confirmation by Common Council
Residency Requirements of Citizen Members  Council Policy 86 indicates preference for residents, non-residents that own a business in Janesville or non-residents that own property in Janesville, but non-residents may be appointed. In addition, no more than 30% of the committee's membership may be non-residents. 
Duties and Responsibilities To collect public input on sustainability issues,
examine potential sustainability initiatives and
provide sustainability related recommendations
to the City Administration and the City Council.
To What Authority Do They Report Council President and City Manager
When Meetings are Held The Third Tuesday of Each Month
Who Calls Meetings Chairperson
Responsibility for Minutes Planning Division 
Location of Filed Minutes Planning Division

Sustainability Resources: 

WDNR - Home Composting

WDNR - What Materials Should I Compost?

Bee-ing a Good Neighbor - Beekeeping Practices and City Ordinance Requirements



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