Energy & Environment Committee


Sustainability was identified as an area of opportunity in the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan and in the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.The Energy & Environment Committee researches and recommends ways to advance sustainability goals in the City to the City Council, City Manager, and other City boards and commissions.


  • Councilmember Jeff Buchanan, Council Liaison
  • Kathleen Jones
  • Lauren Lindelof
  • Amy Steiner Stielow
  • KC Chermak
  • Polly Anderson
  • Chrissie Olson
  • Alessandra Bajetti (student member)

Staff Liaisons

Electric Vehicles Video

Watch this compelling presentation here on the importance of electric cars by Jukka Kukkonen, Chief EV Educator at Shift2Electric. Mr. Kukkonen is an automotive engineer by training and was a technical trainer and area manager for the Ford Motor Company in Europe. He founded Shift2Electric (formerly PlugInConnect) in 2010 to focus on electrifying the transportation industry and teaches the graduate course “EV Market and Technologies” at the University of St. Thomas.

Shift2Electric will be co-hosting an in-person EV event with Fresh Energy at the Wayzata City Hall on a date TBD in 2021. Shift2Electric has additional information on EV options and availability that can be found here.

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