Standing Committee on Sustainability*


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The purpose of the Sustainability Committee is to encourage education, stewardship, and policy leadership that will make our community a leader in economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

The Committee serves the City of Rapid City in several capacities including educating citizens about sustainability through social media, hosting events, and working directly with City Employees. It acts as a sounding board for citizens or groups who propose sustainable efforts or practices, often encouraging them for further consideration. It consults with and assists City Departments, including Public Works, Community Planning and Development Services, and Parks and Recreation while serving as a resource to the Rapid City Common Council. Committee members represent the City as ambassadors at local/national events, and recognize sustainable efforts in the community through its awards program.

awards program 


12 voting and 2 alternate members


Applicants from the fields of commerce, education, energy, local government, alternative transportation, planning, recycling, green building, and the community at large are encouraged to apply.


Meetings are held every second and fourth Monday of each month in the Third Floor West Conference Room of City Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m.


Patricia Scarborough - Term Expires - August 2023
Olivia Boerger - Alternate - Term Expires - August 2023
Cathy Thrash- Term Expires - August 2023
Dr. Ilke Celik - Term Expires - August 2023
Jason Phillips - Term Expires - August 2023
Ria Harper - Term Expires - August 2024
Stacie Granum - Term Expires - August 2024
Alan Anderson - Term Expires - August 2024
David Holland - Term Expires - August 2024
Nicole Uhre-Balk - Alternate - Term Expires - August 2024
Lysann Zeller - Term Expires - August 2025
Kelli Juhl - Term Expires - August 2025
Garth Wadsworth - Term Expires - August 2025
Scott Kenner - Term Expires - August 2025


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5165 South Highway 79



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