Sustainability Committee

Voting Members

Michael Cowan (Chair) – Term expires 12/31/21
Nathan Sparks (Vice Chair)  - Term expires 12/31/21
Ronald Davis  - Term expires 12/31/20
Debbie Gordon – Term expires 12/31/21
Jason Metzberger – Term expires 12/31/21
Michael Pray – Term expires 12/31/21
Debi Shendelman – Term expires 12/31/20


High school ex-officio members

Parker Short
Marina von Behren


College ex-officio members



About the Sustainability Committee

The City of Dunwoody Sustainability Committee, formerly known as the Sustainability Commission, is an advisory body created by Dunwoody City Council to issue recommendations on sustainability related regulations, plans, and initiatives. They work with city staff to  implement policies and procedures to reduce the environmental footprint of the city,  while also providing public education and outreach on sustainability issues. Their work helps to improve the quality of life for citizens and property owners across the Dunwoody. The Committee has seven members, each serving 3-year terms.  


Board Responsibilities

Enable smart choices for our community by promoting:
  • Energy, water, and fuel conservation
  • Investment in renewable energy
  • Recycling and waste reduction efforts
  • Protection and restoration of Dunwoody’s natural resources.
Members also assist city staff with the implementation of  Dunwoody’s Sustainability Plan, to support and maintain Atlanta Regional Commission Green Communities Gold status, and advice Dunwoody City Council on measures, practices, buildings, and fleets that are environmentally, economically, and socially responsible.


Meeting Location

Dogwood Room
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA, 30338

Meeting Date and Time

Second Thursday of each month at 7:45 am. 

Staff Liaison / Office Hours

Daniel Gaddis
678 – 382-6717
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday


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