Fargo climate change, environmental issues panel seeks members

Three residents will join city staff and utilities on the city committee

Commissioner John Strand talks during a Fargo City Commission meeting Tuesday, Sept. 8, in City Hall. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO — A City of Fargo committee who will work on climate change and environmental issues is looking for three city residents to join the panel.

Called the Fargo Sustainability and Resiliency Committee, the panel will meet the second Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m.

Committee Chairman John Strand said the panel "represents an incredible opportunity to activate residents in an effort to create a cleaner, more sustainable and environmentally friendly community. This is truly one of the greatest and most lasting impacts an individual can make for Fargo. The work of this committee will reverberate in this community for generations."

The new panel, which replaces a dormant committee from earlier years, follows an extensive report or "white paper" from City Administrator Bruce Grubb on what the city has accomplished in the past and what lies ahead.

The panel will work on developing recommendations, saving energy, promoting environmental stewardship efforts in the city and evaluating existing city sustainability efforts and ideas for improvements.


The three city residents will join a team of city staff members on the panel. Representatives from utilities serving the city will also be joining the panel for input.

Residents should apply before Jan. 29 as applications will start to be reviewed at that time. To apply, visit .

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