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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.


Phase 1 of the Environmental Action Plan was adopted by City Council on January 14, 2020.



PDF[142KB] Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee Bylaws adopted August 11, 2020


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. 


*The Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on September 23, 2020 at 5:00pm.

The agenda will be posted on the City's website at https://harrisonburg-va.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

In accordance with the Emergency Ordinance to effectuate temporary changes in certain deadlines and to modify public meeting and public hearing practices and procedures to address continuity of operations associated with the pandemic disaster, adopted on April 6, 2020, the public will not be able to physically attend the September 23, 2020 Environmental Performance Standards Advisory Committee meeting. 

Community members and media will be able to watch the meeting live on:

Comments must be received by 12:00pm (noon) on the day of the meeting and will be shared with EPSAC members. Please email comments to: Kelly.Adams@HarrisonburgVa.gov 


2020 Meeting Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020

2021 Meeting Schedule

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021


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
Andy Kohen - School Board Representative  



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