Conservation Advisory Council
Mission: Ensure the conservation of the City of Kingston’s natural resources and the enhancement and protection of its environment while fostering unified action on environmental matters.
The City of Kingston is one of only 12 cities in New York State that have a Conservation Council and is one of 16 other Ulster County Conservation Councils.
This board, consisting of Kingston residents, with its advisory capacity, will:
- Advise the Planning Board, Executive Branch, Common Council, and other City agencies and departments to ensure sound environmental decisions are made;
- Coordinate with City of Kingston boards, commissions, and local community groups and organizations, which have an impact on the environment;
- Coordinate with regional environmental boards, commissions and organizations to advocate for the protection of Kingston’s environment on regional issues;
- Shepherd environmental concerns from the public and consider courses of action;
- Advocate for the protection of Kingston’s natural resources through the Open Space Plan, Open Space Index and Natural Resources Inventory;
- Provide environmental expertise and technical assistance on municipal environmental initiatives.
This board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm Virtually. The meetings are open to the general public.
Air Quality and Wood Burning Open Space Planning
Current Conservation Advisory Council Members:
|Emilie Hauser, Chair
|Kevin McEvoy, Secretary
Interested in serving on the Kingston CAC? Terms are two years, voluntary and appointment is by the Mayor's Office.
Submit an Application
Kingston, NY 12401
Kingston CAC Staff Support
Phone: (845) 481-7339
Fax: (845) 331-1175