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​​​Several boards and commissions make recommendations to City Council on a variety of sustainability issues. Learn more about the Energy, Environment, Greenbelt Advisory, Historic District, Housing, Planning, and Park Advisory Commissions.  

​What is the role of the commissions?

City boards and commission make periodic public reports and recommendations to the City Council and City Administrator on ways to improve city government programs and ordinances on different topics. Commissions generally meet once monthly, are open to the public, and are broadcast and recorded on the CTN.

What are a few commissions related to sustainability?

What can you do?

City residents interested in applying for an open position on a City board or commission can complete an application form​ and submit it to the Mayor's Office on the 3rd Floor of City Hall. Currently available positions are listed in the vacancies report.​​ For more information about serving on any City board, please contact the Mayor's Office at 734-794-6161.

What way cool commission projects are underway?


Green Streets Policy

  • Environmental Commission's Water Committee proposed a Green Streets Policy that City Council adopted that sets stormwater infiltration standards for public streets

Energy Benchmarking

  • Energy Commission proposed a resolution to develop an ordinance to disclose commercial building energy data. City Council approved this resolution and the Energy Commission is now working on the proposed ordinance​

Community Solar

  • Energy Commission proposed a resolution that was adopted by City Council in support of piloting options for community solar with DTE​

Urban and Community Forest Management

Dr. Missy Stults
Manager, Office of Sustainability and Innovations
734.794.​6430 x43725​