The Commission has nine members including four appointed by the Mayor, four by City Council, and one by the Environment Council of Rhode Island. The responsibilities of the Commission are defined by city ordinance as follows:
- Work with the Office of Sustainability, the Mayor, the City Council and other city departments to coordinate the City’s environmental agenda and provide a level of accountability for the environmental initiatives the City is currently implementing or planning to implement.
- Communicate with the public important developments in the City’s environmental agenda. This will bring an extra level of transparency and accessibility to the City’s progress on important environmental goals.
- Include experts from the City and from the community to discuss and propose innovative, yet achievable, environmental initiatives which the City could adopt to further green the City of Providence.
Sustainability Commission Members
Julian Drix – Chair, Mayoral Appointment
Vatic Kuumba – Vice-Chair, Mayoral Appointment
Amelia Rose – Environment Council of RI Appointment
Priscilla de la Cruz – City Council Appointment
Carlos Garcia-Quijano – Mayoral Appointment
Catherine Van Amburgh – City Council Appointment
Jesus Holguin – Mayoral Appointment
Sue AnderBois – City Council Appointment
Vacant – City Council Appointment
Based on the updated Sustainability ordinance, there are also two vacant slots to be appointed by environmental justice groups and two vacant slots to be appointed by youth groups.
View the agendas and audio recordings of the Sustainability Commission on the Open Meetings Portal.Open Meetings Portal