Cool Cities Initiative Advisory Committee


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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  • Dr. Rachel Tompkins, Co-Chair
  • Jamie Henderson, Co-Chair
  • Tom Kinsella
  • Brigham Dimick, Secretary
  • Cara Lytle
  • Stephanie Malench, Vice Chair
  • Bradley J. Sauer
  • Kristen Pauli

Ex-Officio Members

Representing Department of Public Works -Caleb Miller
Contact Caleb Miller by phone at 618-692-7535

In January 2009, Mayor Niebur signed the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement, and he appointed members to the Cool Cities committee with approval of the City Council.

The Cool Cities Committee provides advice to the City and to Edwardsville residents on ways to decrease our carbon emissions, through such means as energy efficiency building practices and existing building upgrades, recycling, use of low emission transportation options, native planting landscaping, and renewable sources of energy.

We meet on the third Thursday of every month at 5 pm at Edwardsville City Hall.

The following link is a source of information on air quality:

The following website describes how to use Illinois resources to increase residential energy efficiency:

Here are ways you can help reduce your carbon footprint: