The Sustainability Commission was created in March 2007, (by Ordinance No. 20379), following a recommendation from the mayor’s Sustainable Business Initiative taskforce. The commission focuses on all three aspects of sustainability - social equity, environmental health and economic prosperity.
The Sustainability Commission works to create a healthy community now and in the future by proposing measurable solutions to pressing environmental, social and economic concerns to the City of Eugene, its partners and its people.
There are a total of 13 commissioners. Information about the appointments and terms of current commissioners can be found in this roster.
Functions The commission acts as a policy advisory body to the council and city manager in the initiation or development of programs that will create or enhance sustainable practices within the community. The commission advises on policy matters related to:
Businesses that produce sustainable products and services
City building design and infrastructure
Related issues that directly affect sustainability efforts considered by the city council