Frederick County Sustainability Commission



Faith Klareich, Chair

William Steigelmann, Vice Chair

Tiffany Fossett, Secretary

Jennifer Bird 

John Ferri

Ron Kaltenbaugh

Elizabeth Law

Nathan Pool

Mark Sankey

Ben Springer

Kai Hagen, Frederick County Council liaison

Dawn Ashbacher, DEE Staff Liaison

Sustainability Commission 2019

2019-2020 Commission: Front (l to r): Joe Richardson, Elizabeth Van Dolah, Elizabeth Law (Vice Chair), Jennifer Bird (Secretary), Faith Klareich, Dawn Ashbacher (OSER staff liaison).     Back (l to r): Frederick County Council Member Kai Hagen (County Council Liaison), James Reed, John Ferri (Chair), Ron Kaltenbaugh, Mark Sankey, William Steigelmann, David Lake.   Not pictured:  Kevin Sellner

Frederick County Sustainability Commission Overview

In order to engage the community and learn from the diversity of voices present in Frederick County, the County established the Sustainability Commission in 2009. The commission provides a community-based perspective on issues related to sustainability, and guides the development of a Frederick County Sustainability Plan.

Mission Statement (adopted 3/16/16)

The Frederick County Sustainability Commission represents the natural environment’s critical relevance in making community decisions that will sustain for all time a healthy, abundant, affordable, and inspiring place to live and work.


The Frederick County Sustainability Commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd Floor in Winchester Hall unless otherwise specified. ***Due to COVID-19, meetings are now being held virtually. You can watch on Facebook at Frederick County Sustainability Commission or call toll-free 855-925-2801 and enter code 9813. Press * for options. See agenda for information on public comment.***

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