(a) Recognizing that promoting global sustainability, which focuses on the long-term
impacts of actions and policies on the environment, people, and communities, the General
Assembly hereby establishes the Sustainable Delaware Commission. The Commission shall adopt a mission and goals to make the State sustainable in
at least 2 respects: as an employer and entity, and in creating the infrastructure
in Delaware to support voluntary sustainability among Delaware entities. The General Assembly further recognizes the role that sustainability initiatives
can play in improving communities throughout Delaware in addition to serving as a
tool for economic development. The Commission shall research opportunities for sustainable policies and practices
that improve community services, including those that cross service areas (such as
transportations, land use, education, health, labor force development, and environmental
quality) and require coordination and collaboration across levels of government and
across public, private and nonprofit institutions.
(b) The Commission shall consist of the following members or their designees:
(1) The Secretary of Transportation;
(2) The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control;
(3) The Secretary of Human Resources;
(4) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget;
(5) The Secretary of State;
(6) The Controller General;
(7) Two members of the Senate, 1 from each caucus, appointed by the President Pro
(8) Two members of the House, 1 from each caucus, appointed by the Speaker of the
(9) The President of the University of Delaware;
(10) The President of Delaware State University;
(11) The President of Delaware Technical and Community College;
(12) The Mayor of the City of Wilmington; and
(13) Six business and community leaders appointed by the Governor.
(c) The Commission shall have a Chair and Vice Chair appointed by the Governor from
among the members of the Commission. The Commission may appoint subcommittees and work groups to address areas of focus
that include experts and stakeholders who may not be members of the Commission.
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