Biodiversity Environment & Ecological Sustainability (BEES) Committee


1 member of the Conservation Commission:   Hal Weeks
1 member of the Agricultural Commission:   Elodie Chicoine
1 member of the Energy Advisory Commission:  Jamie Paquette
1 sitting City Council member:  Owen Zaret
Mayor appointees:  Sean Abbott, David Jaffe, Genevieve Goldleaf


This committee was established in April of 2023 under the City Ordinances,  Chapter 2, Article III, Division 12.  The purpose and duties of the Biodiversity Environment and Ecological Sustainability Committee is to facilitate discussion and implementation around matters pertaining to establishing, expanding and maintaining environmentally and ecologically responsible and responsive polices.  These include but are not limited to:  

  • Biodiversity
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Ecological Sustainability