Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC)


In September 2020, the City adopted the Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. The Sustainability Plan builds on the City's existing environmental efforts and creates a long-term strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a thriving environment for generations. In support of this work, the City launched an ongoing Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee in 2021 to advise staff on implementation efforts.

Regular Meetings

  • The next regular ESAC meeting is schedule for January 27, 2022 at 5:30 pm. Meeting information can be found in the meeting agenda once posted. 
  • If you wish to offer public comment, please email Jenny Lybeck by 12:00 pm on the day of the regular meeting.

Periodically, due to unforeseen circumstances, the date and time for meetings may change. Please check the current committee agenda to confirm the meeting date and location.

The public is always welcome at the meetings and have an opportunity to provide public comment at the start of the meeting. If you wish to comment via email, please email jlybeck@redmond.gov.

Committee Vacancies

The Redmond Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee is currently accepting applications for the vacant Technical Expert position. If you live or work in Redmond and have professional and/or educational expertise as it relates to sustainability, submit your application for the Committee today! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

ESAC Membership

The ESAC is composed of a diverse range of experience and expertise, including:

  • Two members from the general populous;
  • Two members with professional experience related to environmental sustainability;
  • One member representing the senior adult population (not less than 65 years of age at time of appointment);
  • One member from the youth population (between ages of 16 and 21 at the time of appointment);
  • Two members from the business community (including at least one small business);
  • One member from the construction/developer community;
  • One member from the educational community (teacher, school district, PTSA, etc.); and
  • One member from a community-based organization.
  • The remaining three members are representatives from the City’s waste and recycling hauler, electricity and gas utility, and water purveyor. These three members will serve as advisory members on the Committee and are not entitled to vote.
Current ESAC Committee Members
Committee Member RoleTerm
Jorge SantosGeneral Population6/2023
Tammy VuPhamGeneral Population6/2024
Rachel Molloy (Committee Vice-Chair)Technical Expert6/2023
VacantTechnical Expert6/2024
Katie PrattSenior6/2024
Anishya ThineshYouth6/2023
Erik Bedell, GLYBusiness6/2024
Chryssa Gardner, OPTYVA (Committee Chair)Business6/2023
Dave Otis, Capstone PartnersConstruction and Development6/2024
Macy Zwanzig, Redmond High SchoolEducation6/2023
Ginny Sanchez Ballard, Nature VisionCommunity Based Organization6/2023
Mike BrentCascade Water AllianceN/A
Andy SwaynePuget Sound EnergyN/A
Hannah ScholesWaste ManagementN/A


For questions regarding the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, please email Jenny Lybeck.