Resilience & Security Advisory Commission

Resilience & Security Advisory Commission

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

The Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) Resilience & Security Advisory Commission operates within the KPB Planning Department.  This commission advises the administration and assembly on developing sustainability solutions for the Borough to promote the economic security, safety, self-reliance, and wellbeing of its inhabitants, while maintaining the ability of future generations to do the same. The Administration of Resilience & Security Advisory Commission is outlined in KPB Ordinance 2020-25

 The scope of matters subject to consideration by the Resilience and Security Advisory Commission includes:

  1. Divert materials that would otherwise be discarded in landfills within the borough to extend the lifetime of landfills and save taxpayer dollars;

  2. Improve cost and energy efficiency of buildings;

  3. Improve cost and energy efficiency of transportation;

  4. Increase use of local, clean energy to (a) modernize electricity generation, storage and distribution; (b) increase energy independence; (c) diversify the grid and reduce supply volatility;

  5. Support hazard mitigation planning that accounts for changing environmental conditions;

  6. Improve food security through support of local agriculture, protection of the ecological integrity of fish and wildlife habitat, protection of water resources, and other means;

  7. Conduct cost-benefit analyses of sustainable resource inititatives;

  8. Actively engage and communicate with borough communities to develop and institute sustainable resource initiatives through community workgroups, task-forces, online media, etc.;

  9. Seek funding to support the work of the commission; and

  10. Other similar efforts focused on protection of our natural resources, economy, security and wellbeing.

 

RSAC Activities

The Resilience and Security Advisory Commission is meeting monthly. Meetings have been held on the second Wednesday of each month via Zoom since November 2020.

 

The commission has established 3 subcommittees to focus on selected priority areas:

  Building Efficiency Subcommittee: Bretwood (Hig) Higman, Mike Salzetti, Rich Davidson

  Solid Waste Subcommittee: Jenn (JP) Pletz, Randy Arndt, Alex Ravelo

  Agriculture Subcommittee: Agam Ohn-Bar, Scott Waterman

 The Commission has established 2 youth seats. The application process is currently posted and available.

The commission invites speakers to present information relevant to the 10 areas of focus during commission meetings. 


 

  

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