Environmental Council

The Washtenaw County Environmental Council was established by the Board of Commissioners’ Resolution 18-191 on November 28th, 2018.

The impetus for the establishment of the Council came from community concerns and through the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, driven by the urgency of environmental risks including climate change and threats to our air, land, water, soil, food supply, and natural resources.

The Environmental Council’s mission is to create a vibrant, sustainable, net-zero Washtenaw County through developing environmental policy and organizational recommendations for Washtenaw County government, in order to:
  • Achieve net-zero emissions for County operations by 2030.
  • Protect and improve the County’s air, land, water, food network, and both mental and public health as related to the environment.
  • Address and counter environmental and intergenerational injustice.
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.  Minutes are available following approval.

Name Representation
Kris Olsson Chair, Community Groups
Gay MacGregor Vice Chair, Vehicle Emission Reduction Issues
Michelle Deatrick Chair Emeritus, Land Use and Preservation
Anne Brown Racial Equity & Environmental Issues
Jason Morgan Washtenaw County Commissioner
Sue Shink Washtenaw County Commissioner
Andy LaBarre Washtenaw County Commissioner
Lisa Wozniak Community Groups
Melissa Stults Infrastructure Energy Reduction Issues
Erin De Vries Water Protection
Tim Redmond Sustainable Agriculture
Hallie Fox Youth Representative
Andrew Comai Labor Representative