Purpose: established in 2015, the purpose of the Sustainability and Community Enhancement Ad Hoc Committee (SEC) is to advise the Village Board on certain policy matters and programs that improve the sustainability of Lake Bluff and enhance the community environment.

Term: Ad Hoc.

Meetings: the SEC generally meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall Board Room (40 E. Center Avenue).

Duties: 

  • Develop a Sustainability Plan that explores community goals and/or strategies relating to social equity, energy conservation, climate change, economic development, disaster mitigation, public health, community resiliency, and green energy production;
  • Develop a Village Beautification and Enhancement Program that addresses auto, pedestrian and bicycle transportation routes.  This Program should also provide beautification guidance and objectives on all Village-owned property;
  • Examine the Village’s progress in implementing the SWALCO Solid Waste 60% Recycling Task Force;
  • Review the Village’s stewardship role of certain natural assets (e.g. – Skokie Conservation Area, Lillian Dells);
  • Review and recommend Village regulatory modifications to further Village sustainability and beautification efforts;
  • Review the Lake County All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan for alignment with Village sustainability goals and objectives; and
  • Partner with other local, regional, state, or national groups, as it aligns with our specific objectives, when appropriate.

Members:

  • Marina Carney Puryear, Co-Chair
    Has served the SEC since October, 2015.
  • Brian Rener, Co-Chair
    Has served the SEC since October, 2015.
  • Emmet Brady
    Has served the SEC since November, 2016.
  • Jill Danly
    Has served the SEC since October, 2015.
  • Liz Leutwiler
    Has served the SEC since October, 2015.
  • Nan Patterson
    Has served the SEC since October, 2015.
  • Anne Sorensen
    Has served the SEC since October, 2015.

Staff Contact: Franco Bottalico, Administrative Intern (847) 283-6882, or Drew Irvin, Village Administrator (847) 283-6883