Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment

SACEE consists of nine members appointed by City Council. The term of office is three years. 

The committee is responsible for developing and recommending policy to support topics such as sustainable energy, waste reduction, sustainable economic development, and land use planning. 

Regular Meeting Schedule  

The current meeting schedule is the third Wednesday of each month at 3:30 PM in the 1st Floor North Conference Room in City Hall.  The normal length of the meeting is 2 hours. Please reference the ART website for transit access to City hall. If you drive you can use this parking map as a reference. If you choose to park in the Public Works lot and walk to City Hall you can use this parking pass

Applicants should not be deterred from applying based on the day and time of the meeting as the committee is willing to adjust/review schedules based on new member availability. 

NOTICE: The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 19th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The Collider on the Fourth Floor at 1 Haywood Street. 

Contact Information 

Chair: Keith McDade -

Sustainability Office:  (828) 271-6141

Committee Members:
Sonia Marcus -
Geoffrey Habron -
Maggie Gulick -
Keith McDade -
Anne Keller -
John Noor -
Anna Priest -
Renee Mazurek -
Chris Pelrine -


SACEE Orientation Packet Materials

Strategic Operating Plan - Asheville City Council's 2036 Vision
City of Asheville Organizational Chart
FY2016 CoA Carbon Update
FY2017 COA Carbon Update 

SACEE Informational Powerpoint

SACEE Bylaws

Meeting Documents 

 Agenda Minutes  Supporting Materials 
 May 15,2019  

Urban Centers Initiative

DRAFT Climate Resilience Resource Guide

Energy Innovation Task Force Future Charter

 April 17, 2019 Minutes   Annual Goals Presentation
March 20, 2019   Minutes

MPR Letter to City Council

MPR Presentation

Bike Share Presentation

February 20, 2019  Minutes 

Green Mondays Presentation 

EITF Technology Committee Overview

AFD Emergency Management Presentation 

January 16, 2019  Minutes

Blue Horizon's Campaign Report

AVL Edible Program Update

Greenworks Update

Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Action Council Update

December 19, 2018   Meeting Cancelled, Lack of Quorum
November 21, 2018     Meeting Cancelled
October 24, 2018 Minutes   
September 14, 2018 Minutes   
August 15, 2018  Minutes DRAFT Resolution 100% RE 2.0 
July 18, 2018  Minutes 

Memo - Council Action Updates 

DRAFT Resolution 100% RE

June 20, 2018 Minutes  Memo - RE Goal Considerations
May 16, 2018 Minutes Climate Resilience Presentation
April 18, 2018 Minutes  Memo - 100% RE Case Studies
March 21, 2018  Minutes

Memo - Renewable Energy Roadmap

2017 Annual Report

Earth Hour Proclamation

Sierra Club Background on 100% Renewable

Sierra Club Supporting Documents

Climate Change Article 

February 21, 2018 Minutes 

Memo - Annual Report & Carbon Emission Inventory Update

DRAFT Resolution for Carbon Fee & Dividend

DRAFT SACEE Budget Priority Engagement Plant

 January 24, 2017 Minutes  Memo - Office Update
December 20, 2017  Minutes

Resolution approving Food Policy Action Plan

EITF Presentation
November 3, 2017 - Retreat
October 18, 2017 Minutes Memo - Strategic Planning Meeting 
Staff Report - Review of Carbon Reduction Goals
September 20, 2017  Minutes

Office of Sustainability - Budget Memo

Office of Sustainability - Memo to SACEE

SACEE - 2017 Goals

 August 16, 2017 Minutes

Food Policy Action Plan - Draft

FPAP - Focus Area Goals & Objectives

 June 21, 2017 No Quorum

Resolution Re-Affirming CoA's Commitment

100% Clean Energy Resolution - Passed

 May 17, 2017  Minutes

100% Clean Energy Resolution - Amendments

Resolution 2-90 2% Carbon Reduction Goal

Resolution 11-77 4% Carbon Reduction Goal

 April 19, 2017  Minutes

100% Clean Energy Resolution

Energy Savers Network PPT

Comprehensive Plan Update PPT

 March 22, 2017 Minutes 

CO2 Mitigation Plan

Staff Report for PED - CO2 Update

Draft Letter to PED on Lighting Ordinance

Sustainability Infographic

February 15, 2017 Minutes

Community Clean Energy Policy Framework

Model Lighting Ordinance

Asheville's Outdoor Lighting Ordinance

SACEE - Lighting Ordinance Review

January 18, 2017 Minutes

2016 SACEE Annual Report 

Acuity AMA Whitepaper

Bernard Arghiere Outdoor Lighting Presentation

SACEE Annual Reports 

SACEE Annual Report 2017

SACEE Annual Report FY19/2018