Friday, April 23, 2010


Mayor Tim Davlin has named nine individuals to serve on Springfield’s Cool Cities Advisory Council. The purpose of the council is to provide guidance and direction on a variety of issues as they relate to the Cool Cities initiative and the use of renewable energy.

“This Council will be essential in helping us move forward with our initiative to doing our part to reduce the threat of global warming,” Mayor Davlin said. “When we signed onto the U. S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, we committed to do our part to expand green initiatives and curb emissions. This Council will be critical in facilitating this initiative.”

Those appointed to the Cool Cities Advisory Council are:

Robert Kobylarz, Chairman, Vice President for Sustainability at Bunn-o-Matic
Robert Cusick, P. E., S. E., Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for Hanson Professional Services
Kevin Greene, Manager of the Office of Pollution Prevention at the Illinois EPA
Robert Ruff, Senior Public Service Administrator retired, IDNR
Bryan Johnsrud, Senior Civil Engineer with Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
Melody LaMar, former Owner/Broker, Exceptional Realty Services
Jay Neposchlan, Special Services Manager of the Illinois Department of Revenue
Will Reynolds, Vice Chair of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club and Director of the Community Volunteer Center
David Saladino, Environmental Protection Specialist, Illinois EPA

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