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.
Phase I of the Environmental Action Plan (EAP) was adopted by City Council on January 14, 2020.
Phase II - Establishment of Indicators is currently in development.
Phase III - Development of targets and goals for each of the indicators will begin in 2021.
[142KB] Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee Bylaws adopted August 11, 2020
The Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee (EPSAC) meetings are scheduled for each quarter, January, April, July, and October unless otherwise noted below at 5:00pm, and are held at the Lucy F. Simms Continuing Education Center, 620 Simms Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA.
The agenda will be posted on the city’s website at: https://harrisonburg-va.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
Residents/Media will be able to attend the meeting according to best practices and procedures associated with pandemic disaster.
- Masks must be worn by everyone regardless of vaccination status.
- Social Distance rules will apply
For those unable to attend in-person public comments can be submitted via email. Public comments must be received by 12:00pm (noon) the day prior to the meeting and will be shared with Commission members. Please email comments to: Keith.Thomas@harrisonburgva.gov
|Members||Expiration of Term|
|Deidre Longacher Smeltzer - Chair||01/12/2023|
|Mikeala Schmitt-Harsh - Vice-chair||01/12/2024|
|Laura Dent - City Council Representative|
|Andy Kohen - School Board Representative|
Learn more about how to volunteer for EPSAC and other City Boards and Commissions on the Boards and Commissions page.