The Sustainability Advisory Committee, established through Executive Order by Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr., held their first meeting on September 21, 2011.  Their focus is to support and assist the work of the Office of Sustainability.  The members include appointees from each municipality in Shelby County, non-profit leaders, sustainability experts, university researchers, and private citizens who reflect the diversity within our community. 

Memphis-Shelby County received a 4-STAR rating, a national rating for sustainable communities.  The Committee is currently meeting in working groups in the areas of Built Environment, Climate & Energy, and Community Engagement to target areas where improvements can be made based on the results of the STAR analysis.  More info on STAR and be read here:

Current members of the Sustainability Advisory Committee are:

Dr. Ronné Adkins

Regional Director of External Affairs

TN Department of Environment and Conservation

April Ambrose, LEED AP BD&C

Territory Manager


Janet Boscarino

Executive Director

Clean Memphis

Bill Bullock

Manager of Economic Development

Memphis, Light, Gas & Water

Ashley Cash

Director of Community Development

Community Lift

Don Colvin

VP of Facilities


Marie Dennan

Garden Educator

The Kitchen Community

Greg Echols

Managing Partner

HGD Waste Solutions

Rita Harris

Regional Representative

Sierra Club

Sutton Mora Hayes

Vice President

Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Dr. John Hochstein

Professor and Department Chair

Mechanical Engineering Department

University of Memphis



James McDonald

Manager of Sustainability

International Paper

Crystal Martin

Owner of 4LM Office &

Graduate student at UM

Carlos Ochoa

Director of Sustainability

University of Arkansas

Don Richardson

Land Use Analyst

Sierra Club Memphis

Dave Rosenbaum

Vice President of Facilities Management

Methodist-Le Bonheur Healthcare

Mary Singer


CRG SustainableSolutions

Gay Taylor


Taylor Waller Construction

Jenna Thompson

Adjunct Professor of Interior Design

University of Memphis

Mayor Wyatt Bunker (Or Appointee)

City of Lakeland

Mayor Terry Jones (Or Appointee)

City of Millington

Mayor Stan Joyner (Or Appointee)

Town of Collierville

Mayor Keith McDonald (Or Appointee)

City of Bartlett

Mayor Mike Palazzolo (Or Appointee)

City of Germantown

Mayor Mike Wissman (Or Appointee)

Town of Arlington