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Lynn Rothman is an Environmental Scientist, having previously worked for the Environmental Protection Agency. She currently chairs the Bethlehem Environmental Advisory Council and serves on the board of the Sustainable Energy Fund, among other volunteer activities with non-profit organizations. 

Gadfly interposes here to provide a short clip from last night’s City Council meeting where, on occasion of her reappointment, Lynn is praised for “re-energizing” the EAC. Well deserved. Gadfly also tips his hat to departing members Hillard and Fox — environment warriors extraordinaire!

Bethlehem EAC member news

This month EAC member Brian Hillard resigned due to a move outside of the city limits. Brian has been an invaluable member, bringing forth initiatives, such as the Lehigh Valley EAC Network and the Community Energy Efficiency Committee, and working tirelessly to advance climate action policies.  While he will be missed as a council member, we look forward to his continuing connection with the EAC.

On Tuesday, December 17th, City Council appointed Benjamin Guthrie and Benjamin Felzer to fill the positions vacated by both Brian Hillard and Kathy Fox.  We welcome them and look forward to the expertise and judgment they will bring to the EAC.

At the December 17th council meeting current EAC members Elizabeth Behrend, Elisabeth Cichonski and Lynn Rothman were reappointed to new terms on the EAC commencing in January.

We have many exciting projects in 2020 and invite residents to join us on the first Thursday of every month, 7:00 pm, at Illick’s Mill, 100 Illick’s Mill Road, to listen, be heard or volunteer.


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