Living Green Task Force

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2021 Living Green Initiatives

  • Tree Commission
  • Lichtenwalter (Boettler Park) Rain Garden
  • Southgate Farm
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Station Initiative
  • Invasive Species Removal @ Southgate Park
  • Buckeye Trail Town Initiative


Meeting are currently being held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Please email for more information.

Meetings of the Living Green Task Force are held Thursdays beginning at 6 p.m. in Central Administration Building (Conference Room B). The public is welcome to attend. 

Recent agendas and meeting summaries.


The Living Green Task Force Members:

  • Kimberly Brueck
    Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services, Green Local Schools
  • Paul Ciocca
    City of Green Engineer
  • Mike Elkins
    Parks Planning & Development Administrator, City of Green
  • Joel Engman
    Pastor, Harmony Springs Christian Church
  • Sarah Haring
    Community Development Administrator, City of Green
  • Chad Hartong
    Environmental Science Teacher, Springfield Local Schools
  • Terry Hogan
    General Manger, Product Development, Firestone Polymers
  • Marcie Kress
    Executive Director, ReWorks
  • Kyle Lukes
    Chair, PLA, ASLA Landscape Architect, Environmental Design Group
  • Jeff Reinman
     Program Coordinator, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Diebold Nixdorf Inc.

  • Nicholas Roth
    Vendor Quality Assurance Manager, The J. M. Smucker Company
  • Eric Scott
    Maintenance Trainer, Akron Metro RTA
  • Richard Brandenburg
    City of Green Council Liaison
  • Denise Talbott
    Adult Services Librarian, Akron-Summit County Public Library
  • Valerie Wax-Carr
    Director of Public Service, City of Green
  • Valerie Wolford
    Communications Manager, City of Green
  • Kevin Guilmette
    Communications Coordinator, City of Green
  • Reagan Doan
    Student Municipal Representative 2021-2022
  • Layne Rey
    Student Municipal Representative 2021-2022
  • Miranda Walker
    Student Municipal Representative 2021-2022