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Sustainability Staff Contacts:
Paul Smith, Public Services Director
Robin Rives, Sustainability Coordinator
Paige Tillison, Public Services / Project Executive Assistant

Phone: 727-942-5610

Committee Members:
Dory Larsen, Chair
Dr. Paul Robinson, Vice Chair
Karen Gallagher
Taylor Mandalou
Denise Mannino
Robin Saenger
Dr. Carol Mickett

Agenda for March 16, 2023 Sustainability Committee Meeting

Enabling Legislation for the Sustainability Advisory Committee: Resolution 2019-15 Sustainability Advisory Committee

Overview of the Sustainability Advisory Committee:
The Sustainability Advisory Committee serves at the direction of the Board of Commissioners to review and make recommendations regarding City sustainability and resiliency. The Committee typically meets on the third Thursday of the Month – Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Sustainability Subject areas include:
a)Increasing energy efficiency, conserving water, reducing waste, protecting sensitive natural areas, reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, utilizing environmentally responsible practices, products and technologies, potential for new green businesses and jobs.
b)Participating in the development of a city-wide sustainability action plan as prepared by and implemented by the City Manager and staff.
c)Reviewing and providing input on information for sustainable practices to be distributed to the public and businesses by the City.
d)Compiling and updating City sustainability activities to date so as to maintain a current status of City progress in this area.
e)perform such other duties and assignments as requested by the Board of Commissioners, or the City Manager.

“This season, the Knowledge & Nibbles Series will focus on Sustainability. In partnership with The City of Tarpon Springs’ Sustainability team, Tarpon Arts will host four interesting, educational FREE presentations focused on a diverse array of topics ranging from water conservation and challenges with micro plastics to how to have a Florida-friendly lawn, all presented by experts in their respective fields. The series will kick off on February 2 with a dynamic presentation on Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM by Doris Heitzmann and Melissa West from UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County.  For additional information and to register please scan the QR code or visit

Knowledge and Nibbles Program 2023