Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee

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Current Size: 80%

The City of Harrisonburg is committed to reducing negative impacts on the local, regional, and global environment and strives toward being a good steward of the resources to which it has been entrusted.

The City will take a proactive approach for establishing standards related to environmental performance and sustainability as outlined in the city's 2011 Comprehensive Plan Update Objective 8.3, which states: to create a set of environmental performance standards for public and private development and redevelopment projects.

The purpose of the Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee is to provide guidance and recommendations to City Council in the establishment of environmental performance standards for public development and redevelopment projects, and will encourage the private sector to meet these standards as well.


PDF[73KB] Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee Bylaws with revisions updated 1/8/2019


Meeting Date/Time/Location

The Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee meetings will take place at City Hall, 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 in Room 011. (Entrance to basement is in the rear of the building on the west side closest to the Famers Market Pavilion.) Meetings will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month each quarter, unless otherwise noted below. 

2019 Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 *This meeting will be held in City Council Chambers
  • Wednesday, June 26, 2019 *The June meeting is cancelled and rescheduled for July
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Meeting Agendas 

Meeting Summaries


Johann Zimerman Benjamin Merideth
Daniel Downey Doug Hendren - Vice-Chair
Bradley Striebig Jeffrey Heie
Deirdre Smeltzer - Chair Tom Benevento
Emani Morse Leons Kabongo
Mikeala Schmitt-Harsh Richard Baugh - Council Representative
Deb Fitzgerald - School Board Representative  


Phase 1 Environmental Action Plan

You are invited to the Environmental Action Plan Open House on June 5th. 

Open House Invitation PDF[101KB]

During the Open House you will have a chance to review the focus areas, ask questions, and provide comments on the EAP.

A public comment period will run from June 5 to June 26. Public comment forms will be available at the Open House and will be posted online on June 5. 

Draft Phase I Environmental Action Plan PDF[2MB]

Public Comment Form PDF[350KB]



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