Environmental Quality Commission


Name Email
Term expires
Leah Elkins
Email Leah Elkins n/a
April 30, 2023
Angela Evans - Chair
Email Angela Evans
April 30, 2025
Josie Gaillard
Email Josie Gaillard n/a April 30, 2023
Tom Kabat Email Tom Kabat n/a April 30, 2022
Janelle London Email Janelle London n/a April 30, 2024
Ryann Price
Email Ryann Price n/a April 30, 2022


Roles and responsibilities

The Environmental Quality Commission is charged primarily with advising the City Council on matters involving environmental protection, improvement and sustainability.

Commission priorities

  • Preserving heritage trees
  • Using best practices to maintain city trees
  • Preserving and expanding the urban canopy
  • Making determinations on appeals of heritage tree removal permits
  • Administering annual Environmental Quality Awards program
  • Organizing annual Arbor Day Event; typically a tree planting event 
  • Advising on programs and policies related to protection of natural areas, recycling and waste reduction, environmentally sustainable practices, air and water pollution prevention, climate protection, and water and energy conservation

Staff liaison

Rebecca Lucky

Sustainability Manager


Meetings and recordings

The Environmental Quality Commission meetings are generally held on the 3rd  Wednesday of the month starting at 6 p.m. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

View meeting videos

City Council liaison