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City Seeking Volunteers to Serve on New Beautification and Energy Efficiency Board

Post Date:10/31/2017 3:17 PM
The City of Melbourne is accepting applications through November 30 for the newly formed Beautification and Energy Efficiency Board.

Once appointed, the seven-member board (five regular members and two alternate members) will make recommendations to the City Council concerning affordable strategies associated with conservation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. The board will be charged with developing an environmental sustainability plan relating to city operations with a goal of achieving 100% clean energy by 2035. On an as needed basis, the board will review ordinances and policies that have an environmental impact on the city. Additional initiatives of the board may include recommending to the public affordable strategies associated with conservation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency; and recognizing efforts of those who contribute to the beautification, environmental protection, and enhancement of city.

The City Council is seeking members with the following backgrounds: economic development or business; environmental protection, natural resources management, or sustainability practices; social services or community health; urban planning or transportation planning; education; environmental law; science; horticulture; marine industry; or retired military personnel. At least two members must be business owners in the City of Melbourne.

With the exception of the two business owners in the city, members must be residents of Melbourne. All members must be registered to vote.

Interested applicants should complete an application and submit it to the City Clerk’s Office by November 30.

For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (321) 608-7220 or city.clerk@mlbfl.org.