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Recycling and Environmental Conservation Commission


Ordinance. Chapter 2 – Administration, Article V. Additional Boards and Commissions, Division 2. Recycling and Environmental Conservation Commission. Amended by Ordinance O-17-642 top reduce membership. (CM-06-238-17)

Appointing Authority
City Council

The Commission is composed of 9 resident members. In addition, one member of the city council shall be appointed to serve as an ex officio member.

The Commissioners serve three year terms that expire on August 31.

Meeting Dates and Times
The Commissioners meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center.

January 19, 2023
February 16, 2023
March 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
May 18, 2023
June 15, 2023
July 20, 2023
August 17, 2023
September 21, 2023
October 19, 2023
November 16, 2023
December 21, 2023

Meeting Location
Community Center
City of Oak Park
14300 Oak Park Blvd.
Oak Park, MI 48237

To consider and advise the Department of Public Works and the City Council concerning any and all of the following matters: Public information, education outreach, and City-sponsored services relating to recycling, yard waste collection, household hazardous waste collection, and waste reduction. Environmental education, especially school-based programs.
Public information for residents relating to energy savings. Public information for residents relating to household activities that enhance and conserve water quality and water resources. Public education and events relating to tree planting and maintenance for environmental protection. Other topics relating to recycling, waste reduction, and environmental protection brought to the commission by staff or the City Council.

Actively Serving Members

The following individuals are active members of this Board:

Leslie Ellis
Clarissa Clemons
Steven Gold
Alvin Lewis
Natalie Sturm
Jonathan Nachman
Meghan Oesterle
Richard Readus
Kenneth Sherman

City Council Representative: Solomon Radner
Staff Liaison: David DeCoster, Deputy Director, Department of Public Works

Events and Activities
Haul Your Own Junk Away
Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding Event

Meeting Minutes

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