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  5.C.       
Meeting Date: 11/17/2020  
From: Stacy Fobar, Deputy City Clerk

Information
TITLE:
Consideration of Appointment:  Sustainability Commission.
STAFF RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Make one appointment to a term expiring October 2022.
Make two appointments to terms expiring October 2023.
Executive Summary:
The Sustainability Commission consists of seven citizens and is responsible for recommending and coordinating activities in concert with the City of Flagstaff Sustainability Program. To accomplish this objective, the Commission will address the social, economic, and environmental considerations of meeting the needs of current and future citizens. Among the Commission’s directives are the promotion of sustainable practices in all spheres of life and educating Flagstaff citizens. 

There are currently three seats available due to one resignation and two term expirations. 

It is important to fill vacancies on Boards and Commissions quickly so as to allow the Commission to continue meeting on a regular basis.

There are five applications on file for consideration by the Council, they are as follows:
  • Holly Buban (new applicant)
  • John Dailey (new applicant)
  • David McCain (current commissioner)
  • Andrea Thomas (new applicant)
  • Kevin White (current commissioner)
In an effort to reduce exposure to personal information the commission roster, applicant roster and applications will be submitted to the City Council separately.

COUNCIL APPOINTMENT ASSIGNMENT: Councilmember McCarthy, Councilmember Odegaard, and Councilmember Aslan
Financial Impact:
These are voluntary positions and there is no budgetary impact to the City of Flagstaff.
Policy Impact:
Not applicable. 
Connection to PBB Key Community Priorities/Objectives & Regional Plan:
There is no Council goal that specifically addresses appointments to Boards and Commissions; however, boards and commissions provide input and recommendations based on City Council goals that may pertain to the board or commission work plan.
Has There Been Previous Council Decision on This:
 None
Options and Alternatives:
1) Appoint three Commissioners: By appointing three members at this time, the Sustainability Commission will be at full membership, allowing the group to meet and provide recommendations to the City Council.

2) Postpone the action to allow for further discussion or expand the list of candidates.
Community Benefits and Considerations:
The City's boards, commissions, and committees were created to foster public participation and input and to encourage Flagstaff citizens to take an active role in city government.
Community Involvement:
INFORM: The vacancies are posted on the City's website and individual recruitment and mention of the openings by Board members and City staff has occurred, informing others of these vacancies through word of mouth.
Attachments
Sustainability Commission Authority


    

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