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About the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council (STEAC)

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council (STEAC), established by Ordinance 02-2009, consists of five residents that are appointed by the Board of Commissioners from each of the 5 Wards. In addition, one member is a representative from the Planning Commission, another member is a liaison from the Board of Commissioners. Members of the Environmental Advisory Council serve a three-year staggered terms and are dedicated to exploring and promoting environmental initiatives in the Township. The STEAC works at the direction of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners and as an extension of Township staff to research environmental issues and funding sources; to advise the Township Manager and Commissioners; to sponsor environmental education; to partner with Township residents, outside agencies, and organizations with similar interests; and to coordinate environmental projects.

Duties of the Council include the following:

  • Promote a community environmental program.
  • Keep records of its meetings and activities.
  • Submit an annual report to the Board.
  • Keep a record of meeting minutes.
  • Plan events such as community park cleanups.
  • Attend community events to educate the public on important environmental issues.
  • Plan meeting agendas that encourage public participation.

STEAC MEETING DATES – Meets every third Wednesday of every other Month at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Municipal Building, 2900 S. Pike Avenue, Allentown, PA 18103

Point of contact for the STEAC – Michele Lopez, 610-797-4000,

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  • Josh Buckallew
  • Ed Olearczyk
  • Maria Rodale
  • Sam Sankari
  • Tom McCabe
Seated: Maria Rodale, chairperson; Josh Buckallew, vice chairperson; Standing from left to right: Ed Olearczyk, Sam Sankari, Thomas McCabe and Michele Lopez, Assistant Zoning Officer

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