Application Period is now open!
Interested in applying to be an advisory volunteer? The application period is now open until June 30.
Next steps: After submitting your application, you will received an acknowledgement email, stating your completed application was received. All applications will be provided to Town Council for review and determine who to recommend for appointment. The council liaison of the board will make the final decision on who to interview and/or appointment. The appointments are made in September. The terms of those appointed start on October 1, 2017.
Recognizing that quality of life is linked to a healthy environment, the Environmental Advisory Board advises the Town in ways to reduce the use of and impact on our community’s natural resources through a comprehensive and continuous review of best practices and innovations.
Cary strives to become a sustainable community of energized citizens and businesses motivated to conserve and enhance natural resources through comprehensive, innovative and measurable policies, programs and outreach activities.
Life Span Statement
The Environmental Advisory Board is a standing board, which meets monthly. Board members will reexamine their purpose every three years beginning in 2013.
Powers and Duties
The Environmental Advisory Board provides feedback and advice to council on policies, ordinances and administrative procedures regarding environmental protection and the conservation of energy and natural resources. The Board supports the Town of Cary’s Statement of Values, one of which states: “We will protect and preserve our environment. We will be good stewards of our finite natural resources.” They also demonstrate outstanding environmental stewardship and leadership.
The Board’s general scope of work is to identify and assess policy alternatives for the Council to consider as part of the Town’s strategy to expand leadership and implement cutting edge applications and standards of environmental stewardship. Members will draw on the collective expertise and experiences of one another and Town of Cary staff. Hands on work will be required to research and assess the past to think creatively about the future.
The Board consists of 10 members appointed by Town Council to serve staggered terms that vary in length up three years. Six of the 10 members, which included one alternate, shall be appointed to serve as “At-Large Citizens”; four of remaining 10 members shall be appointed to serve as “Technical Experts” or “Partners”. All members shall reside within the Town of Cary corporate boundaries.
The board meets monthly at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 316 North Academy Street, conference room #10035, Cary, and requires approximately 2 hours per month for meetings and study time prior to meetings. Board members may be asked to participate in smaller work groups outside of their regularly scheduled meetings and may also spend several hours each month performing research.
All meetings are open to the public. Visit the Town's Web calendar to see a monthly listing of all Town of Cary public meetings, agenda and to confirm meeting dates, times and locations.