Goodwin Announces Green Team Members

At tonight’s Charleston City Council meeting, Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin recommended seven citizens and one advisor to comprise the City’s first Green Team. The Green Team, made up entirely of volunteers, will work with City administration to find environmentally-friendly, cost-effective measures to make Charleston greener.


“The addition of a Green Team will help us find new ways to make our City more sustainable and vibrant,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “I’m excited to see the ideas this citizen-led group come up with and working together with them to implement them.”


Members of the Green Team are Emmett Pepper (Ward 9), James Young (Ward 11), Justin Marlowe (Ward 6), Linda Frame (Ward 15), Rod Watkins (Ward 12), Patti Hamilton (Ward 15) and Ted Armbrecht (Ward 14). Pam Nixon will act as an advisor to the group.


“Addressing sustainability will help us reduce costs to taxpayers and make Charleston even more livable,” said Emmett Pepper, Policy Director of Energy Efficient WV, and Chair of the Green Team. “Mayor Goodwin taking this initiative will have long-lasting benefits for our City.”


To send the Green Team suggestions, email