Sustainability Advisory Committee


  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • First Monday of every month (Please check the Calendar for exceptions).
  • Held Virtually - Check Calendar for Zoom link.

  • John B. Brakeall
    Term Expires: January 2022
  • Jane Druce
    Term Expires: January 2022
  • Commissioner Carrol Gifford
    Term Expires: January 2022
  • Jeff Hawkes
    Term Expires: January 2024
  • Brenda Kauffman
    Term Expires: January 2023
  • Ryan C. Dodson
    Term Expires: January 2024
  • Stella T.A.H. Sexton
    Term Expires: January 2023

Click here for the Sustainability Advisory Committee Quarterly Report to the Board of Commissioners on Sept 13th, 2021.

Sustainability Advisory Committee Quarterly Report to the Board of Commissioners

We recently hosted a tour where residents could see the progress at Jaycee Park, Stoner Park and Overlook Park. Click here (or click on the picture below), to learn more about the tour and the stream restoration projects in Manheim Township. 

If you would like to volunteer for upcoming stream restorations, litter clean up, tree plantings and promote recycling and green energy, please email

Jaycee Park - Stream Restoration Tour Opens in new window

Ordinance 2020-5 Establishing Advisory Committees

Resolution 2020-49 Establishing Sustainability Advisory Committee


To review and recommend to the Board of Commissioners short- term and long- term policies and actions that would help to create the most effective ways for monitoring and preserving our natural resources in order to sustain and protect our environment for future generations. This committee should review actions and policies Manheim Township can take related to specific uses and properties within Manheim Township, related to the Township' s municipal operations and related to Manheim Township as a whole. The committee should include in its review and recommendations key sustainability issues, including, but not limited addressing water, air, storm water, electric/gas, natural gas, solar/wind energy savings, and the carbon footprint.

Structure and Organization

  • The committee shall be a standing committee. 
  • The committee shall consist of up to 9 members appointed by the Commissioners pursuant to and subject to the provisions of § 3- 2 of the Code. 
  • The committee shall meet at least 4 times per year. 
  • The Commissioners shall annually appoint a Chair and Vice Chair for the committee. 
  • The committee is subject to and shall comply with all of the provisions of Chapter 3 of the Code setting forth the requirements and limitations of citizens' advisory committees. 
  • The committee is strictly advisory in nature and has no decision -making authority. 
  • The committee is prohibited from incurring expenses, making payments, entering contracts, leases or obligations or otherwise binding the Township without the expressed consent of the Commissioners.