Sustainability Committee

Voting Members

Michael Cowan (Chair) – Term expires 12/31/21
Nathan Sparks (Vice Chair)  - Term expires 12/31/21
Ronald Davis  - Term expires 12/31/20
Debbie Gordon – Term expires 12/31/21
Jason Metzger – Term expires 12/31/21
Michael Pray – Term expires 12/31/21
Debi Shendelman – Term expires 12/31/20


High school ex-officio members



College ex-officio members



About the Sustainability Committee

The City of Dunwoody Sustainability Committee, formerly known as the Sustainability Commission, is an advisory body created by Dunwoody City Council to issue recommendations on sustainability related regulations, plans, and initiatives. They work with city staff to  implement policies and procedures to reduce the environmental footprint of the city,  while also providing public education and outreach on sustainability issues. Their work helps to improve the quality of life for citizens and property owners across the Dunwoody. The Committee has seven members, each serving 3-year terms.  


Board Responsibilities

Enable smart choices for our community by promoting:
  • Energy, water, and fuel conservation
  • Investment in renewable energy
  • Recycling and waste reduction efforts
  • Protection and restoration of Dunwoody’s natural resources.

Members also assist city staff with the implementation of Dunwoody’s Sustainability Plan, to support and maintain Atlanta Regional Commission Green Communities Gold status, and advise Dunwoody City Council on measures, practices, buildings, and fleets that are environmentally, economically, and socially responsible.


Meeting Location

Dogwood Room
Dunwoody City Hall
4800 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA, 30338

Meeting Date and Time

Second Thursday of each month at 7:45 am. 

Staff Liaison / Office Hours

Daniel Gaddis
678 – 382-6717
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday – Friday


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ARC Green Communities

Dunwoody is currently certified at the gold level under the Atlanta Regional Commission's Green Community Program. This program recogniizes efforts to reduce Dunwoody's carbon footprint. Through the continued adoption of eco-friendly policies and ordinances, Dunwoody is working toward platinum level certification.


Click to learn more: Green Communities

Sustainability Plan

On September 8, 2014 the City of Dunwoody adopted the Dunwoody Sustainability Plan. The Sustainability Plan is a tool, both to envision what our ideal city looks like and a roadmap to work towards that vision. The Sustainability Plan includes a work plan with measurable goals and objectives based upon community feedback that support and implement the City’s vision for a sustainable future. The most recent version includes an updated short term work plan which was amended in 2018.

Click to learn more: Sustainability Plan

Solar in Dunwoody

Dunwoody fully supports the use of solar energy as one of the most clean, affordable, and low maintenance forms of energy for homeowners and businesses in Georgia. City ordinances explicitly allow solar panels in residential settings and the permitting process for rooftop solar has been streamlined. The Sustainability Committee participated in the Solarize Dunwoody campaign, which brought solar to 52 residences, and we continue to explore options for city-owned solar installations.

For more information contact us, or if you would like to speak to a resident that is benefiting from rooftop solar, contact Tina Wilkinson.