PML Sustainability Conference Covered Topics from Urban Agriculture to Race and Equity
State College, PA, June 5, 2018
Municipal leaders and sustainability professionals from across the Commonwealth gathered in State College last week for the Pennsylvania Municipal League’s (PML’s) third annual Sustainability Conference. Attendees learned about creating policies and strategies to sustain vibrant communities, as well as the components and benefits of certification through Sustainable Pennsylvania. The one-day conference was attended by municipal managers, elected/appointed officials, parks and recreation staff, and corporate and municipal sustainability professionals interested in collaborating to create a more sustainable Pennsylvania.
“The 2018 PML Sustainability Conference included exceptional panels and sessions imparting best practices to assist Pennsylvania local government leaders in creating sustainable places. These sessions included a discussion of the National League of Cities’ Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) program, urban agriculture, vehicle charging stations, energy reduction practices and comprehensive planning,” said PML Executive Director Richard J. Schuettler.
“PML is proud to partner with Sustainable Pittsburgh to provide the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification, a voluntary performance recognition program to help municipalities achieve their sustainability goals to save money, conserve resources and encourage innovation,” added Schuettler.
- The Implementable Comprehensive Plan
- Jim Pashek, RLA, Founding Partner, Pashek+MTR
- Denny Puko, Planner, PA Dept. of Community & Economic Development
- Urban Agriculture – Community Benefits and PA Model Ordinance Guide for Municipalities
- Jonathan Burgess, Policy Director, Allegheny County Conservation District
- Mary Ellen Ramage, Borough Manager, Borough of Etna
- Race, Equity, and Leadership (REAL) Initiative
- Cathy Dauler, Councilmember, State College Borough
- Tom King, Asst. Borough Manager of Public Safety, State College Borough
- The Community-Wide Approach to Energy Reduction
- Stacy Richards, President, Stacy Richards & Associates
- How to Leverage Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to Revitalize Your Community
- Matthew Shortall, Sr. Business Development Manager, Constellation Energy