Sustainability Commission

The intent of the 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 in PDF. Download the Bylaws in PDF (Adopted November 14, 2022, amended February 7, 2023).

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

Sustainability Commission Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 4th, 6:00 PM at Harrigan Centennial Hall, Room 6

Agenda Items Include: 

  1. Recommend the Assembly Fund a Sitka-based Heat Pump Assessor via Alaska Heat Smart
  2. Consider Drafting a Letter of Support for Sitka Local Foods Network and Transition Sitka’s Community Garden Concept 
  3. Recommend a Sustainability Commissioner for Appointment by the Assembly to Serve on the Tourism Task Force
  4. Decide the Next Steps for Executing the 2023-2024 Annual Work Plan Goals 
  5. Approve Energy Transition Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP) Application Resolution Draft

Download the full agenda here (PDF). The meeting is open to the public; for more information or questions, please contact or (907) 747-1856.

2023-2024 Work Plan
On March 28th, 2023 the Sitka Assembly approved the Sustainability Commission's goals outlined in their 2023-2024 work plan. Goals include:

  1. Develop a Community Renewable Energy Strategy
  2. Analyze Opportunities for Diversion of Municipal Solid Waste
  3. Create a Municipal Fleet Transition & Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan

 Download the Sustainability Commission's 2023-2024 work plan here (PDF)

Meeting Minutes

February 7, 2023 (PDF)
January 9, 2023 (PDF)
December 12, 2022 (PDF)
November 14, 2022 (PDF)

Meeting Packets

April 4, 2023 (PDF)
March 7, 2023 (PDF)
February 7, 2023 (PDF)
January 9, 2023 (PDF)
December 12, 2022 (PDF)
November 14, 2022 (PDF)

Sustainability Library

City Actions

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

Clean Energy

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)


2022 Sitka's Short-Term Tourism Plan (PDF)

Long-Term Planning

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

Useful Links and Resources