Sustainability Commission

The purpose of the Sustainability Commission is to work towards catalyzing a healthy community now and in the future by proposing solutions to environmental, social, and economic concerns of the City and Borough of Sitka, its partners, and community members. (SGC 2.15)

Download the Roster of Members (PDF). Download the Bylaws (PDF) (Adopted November 14, 2022, amended April 1, 2024).

Upcoming Meetings
The Sustainability Commission normally meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at Harrigan Centennial Hall. 

Sustainability Commission Regular Meeting
Monday, May 6th at 6:00 PM

Agenda items are forthcoming.

To be considered at the next Assembly Meeting, submit applications to the Clerk's Office by April 17th at noon.

2024-2025 Work Plan
On March 26th, 2024 the Sitka Assembly approved the Sustainability Commission's goals outlined in their 2024-2025 Work Plan
Goals include:

  1. Continue the Development of the Sitka Community Renewable Energy Strategy (SCRES)
  2. Collaborate with City Staff on Strategic Management of Municipal Solid Waste
  3. Support Electrification of the Municipal Fleet

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Packets

Work Plans

April 1, 2024 - Not yet final
March 4, 2024 (PDF)

February 5, 2024 (PDF)
January 8, 2024 - No meeting
December 5, 2023 (PDF)
November 7, 2023 (PDF)
October 16, 2023 (PDF)
September 5, 2023 (PDF)
August 1, 2023 (PDF)

July 4, 2023 - No meeting
June 6, 2023 (PDF)

May 2, 2023
April 4, 2023
April 1, 2024 (PDF)
March 4, 2024 (PDF)
February 5, 2024 (PDF)

January 8, 2024 - No meeting
December 5, 2023 (PDF)
November 7, 2023(PDF)
October 16, 2023 (PDF)
September 5, 2023 (PDF)
August 1, 2023
July 4, 2023 - No meeting
June 6, 2023 (PDF)
May 2, 2023
April 4, 2023
2024-2025 (PDF)
2023-2024 (PDF)

Meeting minutes and packets older than one year can be obtained through a public records request to the Municipal Clerk's office.

Sustainability Library

City Actions

Ordinance 2022-16S: Sustainability Commission Establishing Ordinance (PDF)
Resolution 2022-18: Municipal Operations Decarbonization Resolution (PDF)

Clean Energy

 2021 Sitka Energy Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) Renewable Final Report (PDF)
Sitka's Energy Transition Journey (YouTube, 7:30)
Energy Transition Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) Presentation
Presentation recording (YouTube, 8:00 - 35:00) | Presentation Slides (PDF) 

Climate Action

Climate Action Task Force Final Report (PDF)
2022 Climate Action Task Force Priorities List (PDF)
2010 Climate Action Plan (PDF) Heard but not adopted
2008 CBS Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report (PDF)

Solid Waste

2014 Interim Solid Waste Management Plan (PDF)
2007 Recycling in Sitka (PDF)

Long-Term Planning

2022-2027 Sitka Strategic Plan  (PDF)
2030 Sitka Comprehensive Plan (PDF)

Useful Links and Resources