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Sustainability Advisory Board

MMBR Liaison: Melissa Lopez-Rogers

Board Type: Orange County
Enabling Legislation:
The Sustainability Advisory Board was created by Resolution No. 2014-M-57, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on September 23, 2014. Resolution No. 2020-M-40 was adopted by the Board on September 22, 2020, revising the creation and purpose, responsibilities and duties, and membership categories.
Membership:
The Sustainability Advisory Board consists of nine members appointed from the following categories: economic development or business representative; environmental protection, natural resources management, or urban tree canopy management representative; social services or community health representative; arts and cultural affairs or at large representative; urban planning or transportation planning representative; education or at large representative; housing and community development leadership representative; smart infrastructure or resiliency representative; and renewable energy or high-performance buildings representative.
Member Types:
  • 1 Arts and Cultural Affairs or At Large Representative
  • 1 Economic Development or Business Representative
  • 1 Education or At Large Representative
  • 1 Environmental Protection, Natural Resources Mgmt, or Urban Tree Canopy Mgmt Representative
  • 1 Housing and Community Development Leadership Representative
  • 1 Renewable Energy or High-Performance Buildings Representative
  • 1 Smart Infrastructure or Resiliency Representative
  • 1 Social Services or Community Health Representative
  • 1 Urban Planning or Transportation Planning Representative
Term Length: 2 Years
Powers and Duties:
The Advisory Board shall have the following responsibilities and duties: (a) Review progress and provide recommendations to the Board on the implementation of all County Sustainability and Resilience Plans and any adjustments to these Plans, in order to continuously improve efficiency, cost effectiveness, and environmental and social impacts. (b) Provide oversight to ensure continuous improvement toward all County Sustainability and Resilience Plans? goals and targets. (c) Provide an annual report to the Board on its activities, goals, and objectives. (d) Work toward achieving all future sustainability and resiliency initiatives set forth by the County.
Meetings:
Fourth Thursday each month at 12:00 p.m., OMB Conference Room, Third Floor, Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL

Learn more about Orange County public meetings at County Calendar.

Contact Person:
Lori Forsman
Sustainability Programs Manager
Planning Division
(407) 836-5439

Last Revised: 4/16/2021

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Madeline Almodovar Ramirez Education or At Large Representative 6/30/2022
Laura Betts Housing and Community Development Leadership Representative 6/30/2022
Shana K. Carson Arts and Cultural Affairs or At Large Representative 6/30/2023
Michael J. Gilbrook Urban Planning or Transportation Planning Representative 6/30/2022
Edward S. Johnson Economic Development or Business Representative 6/30/2023
Christianah Oyenuga Environmental Protection, Natural Resources Mgmt, or Urban Tree Canopy Mgmt Representative 6/30/2022
Kenneth Peach Social Services or Community Health Representative 6/30/2021
Susanne M. Torriente Smart Infrastructure or Resiliency Representative 6/30/2023

Renewable Energy or High-Performance Buildings Representative
   (1 position)

Social Services or Community Health Representative
   (1 position)



August 25, 2022

  • Agenda - Aug 2022 SAB Agenda - final.pdf
  • Minutes - August 25 2022 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*
  • Minutes - June 23 2022 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*

June 23, 2022

  • Agenda - June 2022 SAB Agenda - final.pdf
  • Minutes - June 23 2022 SAB minutes - signed.pdf
  • Minutes - May 26 2022 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*

May 26, 2022

  • Agenda - May 2022 SAB Agenda - final.pdf
  • Minutes - May 26 2022 SAB minutes - signed.pdf
  • Minutes - April 28 2022 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*

April 28, 2022

  • Agenda - April 2022 SAB Agenda - final.pdf
  • Minutes - April 28 2022 SAB minutes - signed.pdf
  • Minutes - Mar 24 2022 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*

March 24, 2022

  • Agenda - March 2022 SAB Agenda - Final.pdf
  • Minutes - SAB March 2022 minutes - signed.pdf
  • Minutes - Feb 24 2022 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*

February 24, 2022

  • Agenda - Feb 2022 SAB Agenda-final.pdf
  • Minutes - SAB Feb 2022 minutes - signed.pdf
  • Minutes - Jan 27 2022 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*

January 27, 2022

  • Agenda - Jan 2022 SAB Agenda.pdf
  • Minutes - SAB Jan 2022 minutes - signed.pdf
  • Minutes - Dec 9, 2021 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*

December 9, 2021

  • Agenda - Dec 2021 SAB Agenda-final.pdf
  • Minutes - Dec 9, 2021 SAB minutes - signed.pdf
  • Minutes - Nov 19, 2021 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*

November 18, 2021

  • Agenda - Nov 2021 SAB Agenda-final.pdf
  • Minutes - Nov 18, 2021 SAB minutes - signed.pdf
  • Minutes - Oct 28, 2021 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*

October 28, 2021

  • Agenda - Oct 2021 SAB Agenda-final updated.pdf
  • Minutes - Oct 28, 2021 SAB minutes - signed.pdf
  • Minutes - Sept 23, 2021 SAB minutes - draft.pdf (Draft)*


*This document is a draft and is provided as a courtesy. This document is not to be considered as the final minutes. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review and approval by the appropriate agency/board/committee.