Sustainability Working Group (SWG) of Johnson County

This working group was established as an extension of the Joint Entities group, and first met in September 2015. Members include primarily staff whose work relates to sustainability and, for entities without such staff, elected officials.

Entities that may participate include Johnson County, cities and villages, school districts and educational institutions (U-Iowa and Kirkwood Community College) within the county.

SWG's mission and shared objectives:

  • Share ideas and best practices
  • Look for opportunities for entities to participate in an already underway project
  • Provide educational meetings for elected officials

The public may attend meetings, which are held quarterly from 3 to 4 p.m.* the first Wednesday in March, June, September and December. Because these are staff working sessions, public comment is reserved for the final 5 to 10 minutes of each session. The meetings may be hosted at the County Administration Building (913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City) but may be hosed by another entity. Please check the agenda for each meeting for meeting location. Contact [email protected]

Catalog of area expertise by jurisdiction/staff:

*Prior to January 2018, meetings took place from 4 to 5 p.m. Meeting start time was moved up to accommodate travel time for members.

Meeting Notes and Agendas

Meetings will be held via Zoom for the March and June 2021 meetings and possibly for the rest of the year.

2020 Dec Notes (Pending Approval)   2020 December Agenda 

2020 September Notes   2020 September Agenda

2020 June Notes   2020 June Agenda

2020 March Agenda No notes from this meeting as the pandemic was just starting and we did not have critical mass for the strategic doing (only three entities in attendance)

2019 December Notes 2019 December Agenda

2019 September Notes 2019 September Agenda

2019 June Notes 2019 June Agenda

2019 March Notes 2019 March Agenda

2018 December Notes 2018 December Agenda

2018 September Notes 2018 September Agenda

2018 June Notes 2018 June Agenda

2018 March Notes 2018 March Agenda

2017 December Notes 2017 December Agenda

2017 September Notes 2017 September Agenda

2017 June Notes 2017 June Agenda

2017 February Notes (focus group instead of March meeting)

2016 December Notes 2016 December Agenda

2016 September Notes 2016 September Agenda

2016 June Notes 2016 June Agenda

2016 March Notes 2016 March Agenda

2015 December Notes 2015 December Agenda

2015 September Notes 2015 September Agenda