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Environmental Sustainability Commission

Advisory board seeks two members, website designer


The Hilliard Environmental Sustainability Commission, an advisory commission charged with developing and recommending environmentally beneficial policies to City Council, is seeking two new members and a website designer.

The commission was established in 2011 with nine members. Two have resigned, but City Council established the commission to operate with seven to nine members.

Candidates should send inquiries to Hilliard City Council President Lynne Fasone.

As for the website designer, the commission has been awarded a $11,250 grant from the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission to develop a website.

John Hsu, chairman of the Environmental Sustainability Commission, said the "Go Green" project will cost no more than $15,000.

Through the website, residents and businesses can pledge to implement environmentally sustainable practices in exchange for being identified as a member of the "Go Green" team, Hsu said.

"The website will show residents and businesses specific ways to reduce waste, recycle, reuse materials and conserve energy and water," in addition to serving as a centralized destination point for information about other environmental issues and services, Hsu said.

Interested website designers can view the request for proposals at hilliardohio.gov.

Bids must be received by Nov. 21.