Mayor Graham Richard tonight announced the creation of a Green Ribbon Commission made up of community and business leaders that will help the City develop a comprehensive energy and clean air plan for the community. Mayor Richard made the announcement during his Report to the People speech to the southwest quadrant area.
Mayor Richard has requested that the plan include goals, metrics, and performance measures. The Commission will be co-chaired by Randy Roberts, President of Lincoln Printing and Regina Leffers, President of Synergid Commercial and chair of the Northeast Indiana Green Build Coalition.
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Mayor Richard also announced a series of initiatives the City has planned for 2006 as a continuation of the Mayor's Green City Initiative.
* Purchase six hybrid vehicles. Seven hybrids are currently in use.
* Expand the use of biodiesel and ethanol fuels
* Construct a new mile of greenway along the Towpath Trail. The trail will eventually link the City and