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Community Sustainability and Economic Development Advisory Board

Meetings

Held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Check the municipal calendar for exact dates or updates.
Meeting location: Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building, 710 Washington Road and on Zoom.
Read agendas, minutes or watch meeting video.

Members

The Community Sustainability and Economic Development Advisory Board will have nine members. After initial appointments to stagger terms, board members will serve three-year terms.

Purpose

The purpose of the Community Sustainability and Economic Development Advisory Board is to provide recommendations to the Commission on policies, initiatives, projects, and programs whose goal is to preserve and improve the infrastructure, public facilities, services, economic prosperity and sense of place of the municipality, to improve the sustainability and resiliency of municipal facilities and services, and to further the goals established by the municipality's Comprehensive Plan; to recommend initiatives; and to advise the Commission in connection therewith.

Duties

  • To review, monitor, and propose policy changes in alignment with the Municipality's Comprehensive Plan as necessary to:
    • support sustainable economic development within the community.
    • attract new businesses and encourage business reinvestment.
    • promote energy efficiency, reduce waste, and protect the natural environment
    • reduce the environmental impact of Municipal services.
    • encourage sustainable practices within the Municipality.
    • encourage the preservation of historic resources within the community.
  • To work with individual citizens, neighborhood groups, and Municipal staff to develop and recommend criteria by which to select capital improvement projects.
  • To accomplish its work and gather public input, the Board may use surveys, community meetings, listening sessions, focus groups, study sessions, or public hearings, as necessary.

In the performance of its activities and duties the Board shall seek assistance from municipal staff to ensure that all its actions and recommendations are in compliance with applicable municipal standards and regulations.

Advisory Activities

  • Advise the Commission and make recommendations concerning economic development opportunities across Municipal business corridors.
  • Advise the Commission on the implementation of programs to support energy efficiency and sustainability across Municipal facilities and services.
  • Advise the Commission during the annual budget cycle regarding the Capital Improvements Program, to ensure alignment with the current Climate Action Plan and any other planning documents that pertain to sustainability and resilience.
  • Advise the Commission, municipal staff, and residents on matters relating to historic preservation.
  • Act as a conduit of information between the municipality and the community to gather and assess the information necessary to make sound and consistent advisory recommendations to the municipality for policies and facility improvements.

Collaborative Activities

The Board shall seek to promote close collaboration among Commission and other boards, Municipal departments, individuals, businesses, schools, and institutions concerned with economic development and sustainability in order to promote the long-term wellbeing of the community, residents and businesses.

  • In fulfilling the collaborative duties described herein, the Commission may opt to appoint ex-officio members to other boards or commissions, where such formal non-voting participation can enhance the level of cooperation and collaboration among municipal boards and commissions.
  • Any other activities directed by the Commission

 

 

Staff Liaisons

Eric Milliron and Gregory Wharton