Green Ribbon Environmental Committee

The Green Ribbon Environmental Committee seeks to increase public participation in energy conservation and sustainable practices, helping the City serve the community through advancing environmental policy initiatives and programs. The Committee is supported by the Public Works and Transportation Department. It advises City Council on matters related to climate protection, energy, recycling, waste management, sustainability, transportation, and water, as well as environmental and energy goals that are stated in the General Plan and related documents.

The Committee meets every other month, or as needed, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom. View meeting agendas and minutes here

Meeting Dates for 2022

  • February 9
  • April 13
  • June 8
  • August 10 
  • October 12
  • December 14

Committee Members

  • Chair Senait Forthal (Appointed by Mayor Farrah N. Khan)
  • Vice Chair Dr. Steven Allison (Appointed by Councilmember Tammy Kim)
  • Christine Knowland (Planning Commissioner, appointed by Planning Commission)
  • Dr. Kathleen Treseder (Member-at-large, appointed by City Council)
  • Dr. Kevork Abazajian (Appointed by Councilmember Larry Agran)
  • Dr. Oladele Ogunseitan (Member-at-large, appointed by City Council)
  • Farrah N. Khan (Mayor, appointed by City Council)
  • Katherine Chang (Student Member-at-large, appointed by City Council)
  • Matthew Chang (Student Member-at-large, appointed by City Council)
  • Tammy Kim (Councilmember, appointed by City Council)
  • Rajat Khurana (Appointed by Councilmember Mike Carroll)
  • William Von Blasingame (Appointed by Vice Mayor Kuo)