Frederick County Sustainability Commission



Ron Kaltenbaugh, Chair

Kathy Kinsey, Vice Chair

Jennifer Bird, Secretary

Tom Anderson

Rachel Armistead

Jane Dennison

John Ferri

Ron Hardman

Tim Jones

Elizabeth Peterson

Joe Richardson

Mike Swanson

Shannon Moore, OSER Manager and Staff Liason


The Frederick County Sustainability Commission - From left:  Tim Jones, Rachel Armistead, Michael Swanson, Tom Anderson, Ronald Kaltenbaugh, Kathy Kinsey, Liz Peterson, Kevin Sellner, Jennifer Bird, Joe Richardson and John Ferri


In order to engage the community and learn from the diversity of voices present in Frederick County, the County established the Sustainability Commission in 2009. The commission provides a community-based perspective on issues related to sustainability, and guides the development of a Frederick County Sustainability Plan.

Mission Statement (adopted 3/16/16)

The Frederick County Sustainability Commission represents the natural environment's critical relevance in making community decisions that will sustain for all time a healthy, abundant, affordable, and inspiring place to live and work.


The Frederick County Sustainability Commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd Floor in Winchester Hall unless otherwise specified.  

All meetings are open to the public. If you wish to attend and receive alerts about upcoming events and meetings, please visit our Register page to subscribe!

2018 Sustainability Awards

Congratulations to Stream-Link Education and Ron Holter of Holterholm Farms, winners of the Organizational and Individual 2018 Sustainability Awards!    The awards were presented at the 7th Annual Green Homes Challenge Recognition Event on March 28, 2018.   Click here to read more!