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File #: 0058X-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/23/2017 In control: E. Brown
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action: 3/2/2017
Title: Recognizing Erin Miller for her outstanding service with the City of Columbus
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shannon G. Hardin, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Zach M. Klein

Recognizing Erin Miller for her outstanding service with the City of Columbus


WHEREAS, Erin Miller began her work as the Environmental Steward for the City of Columbus in 2009; during her eight years in this role she has overseen the city’s Green Team and has developed initiatives such as Branch Out Columbus, CoGo Bike Share, and has expanded the Columbus GreenSpot program; and

WHEREAS, through Erin Miller’s efforts to implement best practices to improve sustainable community conditions, the City of Columbus has been certified as a 4-STAR community through the nation’s leading comprehensive certification program for evaluating local sustainability; and

WHEREAS, Erin Miller was instrumental in the design and implementation of Columbus’ comprehensive residential recycling program which currently serves more than 200,000 households and diverts more than 30,000 tons of recyclable material from the landfill each year; and

WHEREAS, under the guidance of Erin Miller, the City of Columbus has set the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent from city operations and by 20 percent from the community by the year 2020; the city is taking specific steps towards achieving these goals and has partnered with the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, and other organizations; and

WHEREAS, through her hard work, dedication, and commitment to service, Erin Miller has made the City of Columbus a safer, healthier, and more sustainable place to live; although she will not be easily replaced, she has left a lasting legacy that will be carried on in her absence through a continuing commitment to being responsible stewards for the environment; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby express its gratitude for Erin Miller’s service with the City of Columbus and wishes her well in her future endeavors.

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