Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee

Purpose / Charge 

The Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee (LEAC) was established by the City Council and issued the following charge: To identify opportunities and make recommendations to the City Council with regard to reducing energy use, increasing energy efficiency, exploring alternative energy usage and reducing pollution, to the environmental and fiscal benefit of the City. Charge modified on February 18, 2009 to include: To promote energy conservation measures for city residents and businesses, thereby cutting greenhouse gas emissions and reducing energy costs for taxpayers.

Membership                          

Six Citizen members appointed by the Council for two year terms. One Council representative and one alternate Council representative, one Planning Board representative, one alternate citizen member. Terms will be for two years.

Meeting Time and Place

View the City Meeting Calendar for the most current information regarding meeting times and schedules.

Subcommittees

The Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee oversees the following subcommittees which meet on an as needed basis. Agendas, minutes, and media for these subcommittees can be located in in the Agenda Center.

History

On July 18, 2007, the City Council established charge and membership of the committee. Nine members (two Council Representatives, one Planning Board Representative, one Lebanon High School student Representative, one Thayer Engineering School Faculty member or student, and four at-large Citizen Representatives).  

Membership Amendments

  • February 18, 2009 - amended to include three alternate citizen members.
  • July 7, 2010 - amended to consist of three at-large citizen representatives, two alternate citizen representatives, one Council representative and one alternate Council representative, one LHS Student representative and one Planning Board representative.
  • April 2017 - amended to add one additional at-large citizen representative.
  • September 21, 2017 - the Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee established a Subcommittee to work on aggregation projects, initiatives and assignments as the need arises.
  • July 5, 2023 - amended to change the high school student to a regular member. 

Lebanon Energy Plan

The long-term vision for Lebanon's energy future is to increase energy savings for residents, businesses, and municipal functions, to ensure a robust and stable energy economy, and to reduce the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions that result from a fossil fuel-dependent economy.

The purpose of the Energy Plan is to develop near-term outcomes, strategies, and actions that lay a strong foundation for Lebanon's energy future, for the fiscal and environmental benefit and security of the City and its taxpayers.

View Chapter 13: Energy of the Lebanon Master Plan


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Agendas, Minutes, and Media

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Media recordings of City meetings are posted within 48 hours following the meeting date. Minutes are posted following approval. View Agendas, Audio, and Minutes.

Contact Information

To contact the Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee, please use our
Boards and Committees Contact Form

Members

  • Henry Bromberg, Chair
    Term Expires: November 2025
  • Jonathan Chaffee, Vice-Chair
    Term Expires: August 2025
  • F. Woody Rothe, Regular, Citizen Representative
    Term Expires: October 2025
  • Sherry Boschert, Regular, Citizen Representative
     Term Expires: March 2024
  • James Mashal, Regular, Citizen Representative
    Term Expires: July 2025
  • Thomas Benzel, Regular, Citizen Representative
    Term Expires: February 2026
  • Vacant, Alternate
  • Vacant, Planning Board Representative
  • Clifton BelowCouncil Representative
  • Devin Wilkie, Alternate Council Representative
  • Tad MontgomeryCity Staff Representative
    Energy and Facilities Manager