Proposed Mission of the Sustainability Committee
The mission of the Treasure Island Sustainability Committee is to enhance sustainability and resiliency by engaging the public, providing research and recommendations, and identifying opportunities to finance and implement sustainable practices.
Goals will be developed and voted on by committee members and may evolve over time. Several goals will be suggested at the first meeting including:
- Develop, maintain and enhance key relationships (i.e. Pinellas County, US Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection)
- Act as advocates for the City’s beach and environment
- Aid in the feasible integration of sustainability planning into City projects and activities
- Work with staff to develop/update the City’s Sustainability Plan
- Organize, promote, and participate in sustainability events (i.e., vegetation plantings, invasive removal, Arbor Day)
- Enhance public sustainability education
Members will consist of the following individuals:
- Four residents, one appointed by each commissioner from his/her district and one resident appointed by the Mayor at large
- An advisory staff liaison from the Public Works Department (either the director or assistant director)
- Additional staff will attend committee meetings as needed to provide project updates
Only the five City residents appointed by the Commission and Mayor will be voting members of the committee. Applicable staff members will be available at meetings to provide oversight, coordination, project information and advice. It is foreseen that this will be a working committee and that the Committee Chair will assign work, as needed, to voting committee members. Work may include tasks such as bringing forth ideas, research, volunteer lists, etc.