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 February 5, 2024).


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

The Next Sustainability Commission Regular Meeting is Monday, March 4th at 6:00 PM 
Harrigan Centennial Hall
Agenda items are forthcoming



Give your input on the Sitka Community Renewable Energy Strategy today with this 10-minute survey!
or click here to take the survey.

THE SURVEY IS AVAILABLE UNTIL FEBRUARY 29th 11:59 P.M!


If you need help taking the survey, please email sustainability@cityofsitka.org or call (907) 747-1856. 

Want a paper copy?  Download a printable PDF version of the survey here.
Please drop off filled surveys or take the paper version at the Planning Office at City Hall, 100 Lincoln St, Floor 2 




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

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Packets

February 5, 2024 - Not Yet Final
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
 (PDF)
April 4, 2023
 (PDF)
March 7, 2023 (PDF)
February 7, 2023 (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
 (PDF)
April 4, 2023
 (PDF)
March 7, 2023 (PDF)
February 7, 2023 (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