Jennifer Diedrich
Economic Development Coordinator


The Citizen Environmental Commission is established by Chapter 50 of the DeKalb Municipal Code as an eight member volunteer, citizen based committee appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council.  The mission of the Citizen Environmental Commission is to promote a heightened awareness of the natural and built environments in and around DeKalb, and to help increase the understanding of how those environments affect the quality of life within our community. 

The Citizen Environmental Commission annually honors local citizens, businesses and other entities with the P.R.I.D.E. (People Responsible for Improving DeKalb's Environment) Award.  The P.R.I.D.E. Award is recognition for those who have improved DeKalb's environment by pursuing projects in the areas of Beautification or Preservation, Education and Public Information, Energy Conservation, and/or Waste Reduction.

Regular meetings of the Citizen Environmental Commission are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. DeKalb Municipal Building or at a public place designated in the notice.  Please contact Jennifer Diedrich, Special Projects Coordinator & Staff Liaison to the Citizen Environmental Commission at at the contact information above with questions or concerns.