Superintendent's Advisory Council on Sustainability


The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Sustainability (SACS) will provide high-level recommendations relative to reducing the Division’s overall carbon footprint, protecting the environment, and realizing cost savings with emerging energy technologies. SACS shall advocate, examine, evaluate, recommend, and prioritize a long-term strategic plan to address Division-wide sustainability in standards for design and construction of facilities, expansion of environmental literacy in K-12 curriculum, and exploration of clean energy technologies that improve equipment and building efficiencies, as well as contribute to a more sustainable environment for future generations.


The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Sustainability is comprised of community members, staff, and students. Meetings are held on selected Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend, with time allotted at the beginning of each meeting for citizen comments. At this time, meetings will take place virtually. Those wishing to speak at the meeting during Citizen Comment time should email no later than 2 p.m. the day of the meeting to obtain virtual meeting access. A link to the virtual meeting will be distributed after 2 p.m. on the day of the meeting.

SY 2020-21 Meeting Dates

Meeting Date Documents
November 17, 2020 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF), Attachment 1 (PDF)
January 12, 2021 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
March 23, 2021 Agenda (PDF) Minutes (PDF)
April 27, 2021 Agenda (PDF) Minutes
May 25, 2021 Agenda Minutes



Approved November 17, 2020 (PDF)


Council Members


Don Richardson – Community


Brian Gorham, Staff


Jessica Weimer, Staff


  • Tony Bright – Student
  • Karen Carney – Gainesville District
  • Hannah Casey – Community
  • Meredith Holland – Woodbridge District
  • Leyla Hopkins – Potomac District
  • Dr. Sheila Huckestein – Staff
  • Kristine Johnson – Community
  • Rob Johnson – Community
  • Ben Kim – Student
  • Melinda Landry - Staff
  • Dr. Earnie Porta – Neabsco District
  • Ramona Richardson – Staff
  • Tim Snee – Occoquan District
  • Angela Stouffer – Coles District
  • Teresa Thornton – Brentsville District
  • John Wheeler – At-Large