Sustainability Advisory Committee

Concerned about climate change? Want to create a more sustainable, healthy, resilient community? Need resources for energy efficiency, community solar, electric vehicles and more? Then complete this form and we'll be in touch.

You can also volunteer on one of our subcommittees. All are welcome. 

Overview

The Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) was established by the City Council in 2013 to advise the Council, to advance sustainability practices and to unify action on climate change within Albany, pursuant to the Albany General Code Chapter 42 Part 8 Article XVIII Sections 42-132 to 42-138. The SAC works closely with the Energy Manager to foster sustainability in all aspects of the City.

The Sustainability Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of fifteen members for a limited term: five Albany residents appointed by the Mayor; five Albany residents appointed by the Common Council and the following City Officials:  Commissioner of General Services; Director of Planning and Development; Commissioner of Water; the City Engineer; and the head of the APD's Traffic Safety Unit (or their designee).

The SAC meets the first Thursday of every month. Meetings are held at 6:30 pm via Zoom. The meetings are also streamed on the Facebook page of the Office of Sustainability, as well as the Sustainable Albany Facebook page.

Thursday, December 1, 2022 Agenda

We'll Plug You In!frame

Want to save money on heating/cooling and make your home more comfortable year round?  Want to know more about heat pumps and/or community solar? Please use the QR code or this link to answer a few questions. A volunteer from the Albany Sustainability Advisory Committee will let you know if you qualify for incentives and where to go for more info.

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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Annual Report May 2020-June 2021

Appointed Members

  • Scott Kellogg
  • Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
  • Andre Lake
  • Tina Liberman
  • Pete Sheehan
  • Gabriella Cebada Mora
  • Harriet Lewis
  • Jackie Gonzales

City Officials

  • Joe Coffey
  • Randy Milano
  • Brad Glass
  • Bill Trudeau
  • Frank Zeoli

SAC Subcommittees

  • Energy meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm
  • Equity 
  • Outreach
  • Water    
  • Zero Waste 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 pm
  • Urban Agriculture
  • Transportation

If you would like to join a subcommittee, please fill out this form.