Juneau Sustainability Commission gets new chair

Nancy Waterman recently stepped down as chair of the City and Borough of Juneau Sustainability Commission.

 

Vice-Chair Kate Troll moved into the leadership role.

“Temporarily,” Troll said.

Waterman was elected to the position in February. She has been on the commission for over two years.

The commission will hold its next elections in February, 2013.

Troll holds a Master's Degree in Natural Resource Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Troll has specialized in sustainability through her work with Alaska commercial fisheries, the Alaska Board of Forestry and environmental non-profits.

She also is a Juneau Empire opinion page columnist,

The Sustainability Commission has scheduled its annual retreat for January of 2013.

“An important effort,” Troll said. “It shapes our work for the next year and beyond.”

The retreat typically runs for about three hours and is open to the public.

The commission plans to meet in December to work on a new sustainability website. Its next work session is scheduled for Jan. 2.

For more information about the CBJ Sustainability Commission visit http://juneau.org/sustainability/Sustainability_Commission.php.

• Contact reporter Russell Stigall at 523-2276 or at russell.stigall@juneauempire.com.

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