Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee

The Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee (ESAC) focuses on the Town’s ecosystem, including recommended goals for environmental protection involving waste reduction, recycling, energy conservation, clean air and water, natural resources, and a sustainable community.

ESAC is chaired by our Environmental Specialist, John Osborn, who is a certified arborist, nurseryman & tree care safety expert with over 35 years of experience.


  • Preservation, enhancement, management and protection of Front Royal’s environment and natural resources.
  • Education, outreach, communications, and public awareness on the care of the Town’s environmental assets.
  • Proposed amendments and variations to environmental and natural resources-related policies, regulations, ordinances, and plans.
  • Changes to the Town’s Comprehensive Land-use Plan regarding sustainability and urban forestry planning.


  • Maintaining recognition as a Tree City USA Town.
  • Coordinating with community organizations and volunteer groups to work on environmental projects.   
  • Planning the annual Arbor Day ceremony.
  • Supporting and coordinating with farmers markets and small retailers that specialize in farm to table and healthy food choices.

Regular Meetings 

To be determined


  • Jerome' Ray
  • Justin Proctor
  • Herschel Finch 
  • Maggie Tewell (High School Senior at Randolph Macon Academy)