Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Committee

Formed in November of 2006, the committee was originally called the Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, with a mission to “promote ways for the government and residents of Kennebunk to reduce fossil fuel use, resulting in lower energy bills and greater use of sustainable energy sources.” 

On August 30, 2022, the Committee changed its name to the Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Committee (EESC) as some of the committee's focus has shifted to sustainability and climate change initiatives. 

Definition of "sustainability" as approved at the EESC's 11/17/22 meeting:

*Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations (based upon the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) definition).


The Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Town Hall unless otherwise noted. All meetings are posted in Town Hall and on the Meeting Calendar.

Committee Members

Title Term Expires
Anthony Dater Chair 2026
Dennis Dow Vice Chair 2024
Margaret Bartenhagen Member 2024
Wayne Berry Member 2024
Linda Miller Cleary Member 2025
Scott Negley Member 2025
Member 2024
Vacant (2)
Member 2026
Vacant Youth Member 2024
Kennebunk Light & Power District Rep. Ex-Officio
Lisa Pratt Select Board Liaison  

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