Goshen mayor Jeremy Stutsman has been appointed to a local advisory committee for the Environmental Protection Agency. After being nominated in April, Stutsman was one of 11 new members appointed to the Small Communities Advisory Subcommittee this week.
The EPA received more than 150 nominations for the subcommittee when it began soliciting them in March.
In a news release, the city of Goshen said Stutsman’s nomination had support from Accelerate Indiana Municipalities, Earth Charter Indiana, Michiana Area Council of Governments and the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute.
“I am honored to be given the opportunity to work alongside other community leaders in identifying and addressing environmental issues that may be of concern to our constituents and communities,” Stutsman said in the release. “I look forward to not only sharing but also listening to other communities’ experience in advancing environmental solutions in a thoughtful and budget conscious way to ensure a clean, safe planet for our future generations.”
The subcommittee was established in 1996 and advises the EPA on environmental issues of concern to small communities. It is holding its first meeting with the new members this fall.
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