Environmental Commission

About the Commission 

The City of Jackson Environmental Commission is tasked with helping to create a cleaner, greener future in Jackson.

The Jackson City Council voted to create the 12 member board in February 2018. It consists of five city residents who are nominated by the mayor and confirmed by the city council. The rest of the commission is made up of seven ex-officio members who are also approved by the city council after recommendations by the city manager and mayor. 

The Environmental Commission will develop comprehensive environmental policies for the City to protect and enhance its air, water and land quality. As an advisory body, the commission cannot enact policy, but will advise and make recommendations to the city council for review.

Refuse and Recycling in Jackson

The Environmental Commission has been studying how trash and recycling is collected in the City of Jackson. The commission gave a presentation to the City Council in Oct. 2022 on this topic. The presentation is available on this page for review. 

Environmental Action Plan 

An Environmental Action Plan is prepared annually by the commission. A revised version was formally accepted by the Jackson City Council on Feb. 16, 2022. The action plan is available on this page for review.  

Meetings

Meetings generally take place at 6:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month in the 10th Floor Conference Room of Jackson City Hall, 161 W. Michigan Ave. Jackson, MI 49201. The following is a list of 2023 meeting dates.                             

  • Wednesday, January 18
  • Wednesday, February 15
  • Wednesday, March 15
  • Wednesday, April 19
  • Wednesday, May 17
  • Wednesday, June 21 
  • Wednesday, August 16
  • Wednesday, September 20
  • Wednesday, October 18
  • Wednesday, November 15
  • Wednesday, December 13                            

The latest meeting information is posted on the City Meeting and Event Calendar.

Agendas and Minutes 

Agendas and minutes are available in our Agenda Center



Contact Us

  1. Troy White 

    Staff Contact for the Environmental Commission 


    Email

    517-768-6075


     Phone: (517) 788-4167


    14th Floor City Hall
    161 W. Michigan Ave.
    Jackson, MI 49201

    Meetings



    Meetings are generally organized for 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the 2nd Floor City Hall Council Chambers, 161 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson, MI 49201.

    Members


    Meetings will generally take place at 6:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month
    Meetings will generally take place at 6:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month