Freeport Sustainability Advisory Board

The Freeport Sustainability Advisory Board (or FSAB) meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at the Town Hall at 6:30pm. Please see the calendar to confirm meeting dates and times on the Town's website, which can be viewed here

The FSAB can be contacted by email at: freeportsustainability@gmail.com

FSAB mission statement:

To advise the Freeport Town Council on the sustainability and resiliency of present and future operations, highlight potential opportunities, and to promote new and existing sustainability efforts. This includes guiding the development of policy and practices that integrate environmental health, social and economic well-being, community engagement, and the town’s comprehensive plan.

Areas of Consideration:

  • Waste, Recycling, and Composting
  • Environmental Health and Diversity
  • Land Use, Construction, and Building Operations
  • Carbon Footprint, Emissions, and Pollution
  • Energy and Electricity
  • Education
  • Food
  • Culture
  • Transportation
  • Conservation
The FSAB was established by Ordinance of the Freeport Town Council, and tasked by the Town Council with the following: 612.1 Establishment The Sustainability Advisory Board shall consist of seven (7) members serving three year staggered terms. A quorum of the Committee is necessary to conduct an official meeting and shall consist of at least four (4) members. Members shall all be residents of the Town of Freeport. The Committee shall annually elect officers from its own membership. The officers shall be eligible for re-election. 612.2 Duties and Responsibilities The Committee shall:
  1. Advise/recommend to the Town Council through the Town Manager;
  2. Advise/recommend all sustainability related policies to the Town Council and/or through Town Staff;
  3. Study any other matters or duties that from time to time are requested by the Town Council and/or Town Staff as it pertains to the above matters;
  4. Meet monthly as determined by the Committee.
The Municipal Tree Task Force is a subcommittee of the Freeport Sustainability Advisory Board

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Municipal Tree Task Force shall determine the needs of the Town of Freeport in connection with its public tree program. It shall assist in the establishment of standards for the selection, planting, maintenance and removal of public trees, and in the dissemination of news and information on these standards and on the public tree program. The Municipal Tree Task Force shall formulate and continually update a management plan for public trees. Such plan shall be presented to the Freeport Town Council, and, upon acceptance and approval by the Council, the plan shall serve as the basis for the public tree program.