Environmental Sustainability Task Force

The Role of the Environmental Sustainability Task Force (ESTF) is to develop recommendations for the Town Board of Trustees regarding the Town’s role in initiatives, strategies and tactics to advance environmental sustainability. Recommended strategies and tactics, delivered in a report due to the Town Board by January 31, 2022, will be assigned a proposed timeline for implementation. 

  • The ESTF has determined to focus its work on the following broad categories:
    • Buildings (existing and new) and energy efficiency.
    • Distributed clean energy generation and storage.
    • Solid waste disposal.
    • Transportation electrification.
    • Institutional factors in the success/failure of sustainability initiatives.

Beginning on August 17, the ESTF meets regularly every other Tuesday from 2:00-3:30pm. Meeting locations will vary by meeting (some will be virtual while others will be in person) and they will be identified in advance in the meeting packet materials

Draft Bylaws (will be approved by the Town Board in November)

Current meetings and agendas can be found at estes.org/boardsandmeetings.

For the Meeting Packets Archive, click on folder titled "Environmental Sustainability Task Force Packets" (includes each meeting's agenda, meeting location, public comments received prior to meeting, and other resources)

Please send any inquiries you may have about the ESTF to jdamweber@estes.org.

Submit Public Comment to the Task Force


Environmental Sustainability Task Force Members
Name Term Expiration Date
Gordon MacAlpine, Chair January 31, 2022
Thomas Keck, Vice-Chair January 31, 2022
Thomas Beck January 31, 2022
David Diggs January 31, 2022
Patricia Donahue January 31, 2022
William Fryer January 31, 2022
Lisa Hutchins January 31, 2022
Douglas Sacarto January 31, 2022
Barbara Werner January 31, 2022
Jason Damweber, Staff Liaison  

Public Comment Submitted to the Task Force
For access to comments submitted to the Task Force, visit the Town's Records Portal by clicking here.
Other Resources - Stay tuned!

More information coming soon...