Sustainability Advisory Committee

The Sustainability Advisory Committee serves as the voice for sustainability on MORPC’s Commission and as advisors to MORPC’s sustainability-focused programming, working groups, and other committees.

The committee addresses important regional issues related to environmental sustainability, including air quality, water resources, local food, trails, energy, materials use, growth, and planning, for Central Ohio’s local governments and their communities. These areas of focus are aligned with MORPC’s structure and programs.

Subcommittees and working groups that feed into the Sustainability Advisory Committee include the Central Ohio Greenways Board, Energy & Air Quality Working Group, Sustainable2050 Committee, and Water Resources Working Group.

View our 2021-2024 Regional Sustainability Agenda.

View our Sustainability Advisory Committee Fact Sheet.

  • Chair:  Mayor Ben Kessler, City of Bexley
  • Vice-Chair:  Mayor Laurie Jadwin, City of Gahanna
  • Mike Andrako, Franklin County Engineer’s Office
  • Andy Biesterveld, COTA
  • Council Member Christine Houk, Grove City
  • Carol Kauffman, Ohio Environmental Council
  • President of Council Emily Keeler, City of Grandview Heights
  • Natalie Kruse Daniels, Ohio University
  • Joe Lombardi, SWACO
  • Glenn Marzluf, Del-Co Water Company
  • Jennie McAdams, Franklin County Public Health
  • Sandy Nessing, AEP
  • Mike Shelton, The Ohio State University
  • Alana Shockey, City of Columbus
  • Megha Sinha, NBBJ
  • Dan Sowry, State of Ohio EPA
  • Mayor Matthew Starr, City of Mount Vernon
  • Council Member Shanette Strickland, City of Reynoldsburg
  • Carolyn Thurman, Franklin County
  • Mayor Christie Ward, Village of Lockbourne

March 20, 2024 – Agenda

June 5, 2024

September 18, 2024

December 18, 2024

February 16, 2022

April 20, 2022

June 8, 2022

September 29, 2022

December 14, 2022 – Agenda

February 19, 2020

April 15, 2020

June 17, 2020

August 19, 2020

October 21, 2020

December 16, 2020

2021 Meetings

January 27, 2021 

February 26, 2021

April 15, 2021

2020 Meetings

Regional Sustainability Agenda Workshop — November 18, 2020

December 17, 2020

Committee Leaders

Ben Kessler


Mayor, City of Bexley

Laurie Jadwin


Mayor, City of Gahanna

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