Commission on the Environment

The Commission on the Environment studies issues and makes recommendations to City Council on a variety of matters pertaining to environmental protection; reviews, studies and makes recommendations on policies and legislation necessary to implement programs for the protection of the environment; and studies existing and proposed programs and assists in the development of new programs.

The Commission on the Environment consists of nine members who serve three-year terms and meet monthly.


  • Meetings take place the third Monday of every month @ 6:30 p.m. (with the exception of holidays)
  • Courtroom 1
    54B District Court
    101 Linden St.
    East Lansing, MI 48823
  • UPDATE (3/3/22): Community members are advised that the COE meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14 has been moved to Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will still be held at the East Lansing 54B District Court, 101 Linden Street, in Courtroom 1. View the Notice of Date Change posting (PDF).
Commission on the Environment Seal

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas & Minutes | View Agendas & Minutes Archives 


  • Tom Alwin, Chair
     Term expires: 2024
  • Helana Nelson
    Term expires: 2024
  • Cyndi Roper
    Term expires: 2023
  • Chris Conn
    Term expires: 2023 
  • Michael Townley
    Term expires: 2022
  • Jessica Crawford
    Term expires: 2023
  • Jill Steiner
    Term expires: 2023
  • Barb Andersen
    Term expires: 2023
  • Kailey Schoen
    Term expires: 2024

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit a 
Board / Commission Application to apply for an appointment to the Commission on the Environment.