The mission of the Office of Environmental Management is to design, maintain, and continually improve a comprehensive program to facilitate the City’s compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations. We will encourage and foster broad employee and public support for, and engagement in, the development and maintenance of a sustainable, healthful, and aesthetically pleasing environment for the citizens Roanoke, and the surrounding area.
The Office of Environmental Management will develop and maintain a centralized, uniform, and comprehensive environmental management program for the City. We will be prepared to seize opportunities to foster increased environmental awareness and stewardship throughout the Roanoke Valley. We will also establish ourselves as a well-respected and thoroughly integrated unit of City Government, whose mission, duties, and services are highly valued.
The Office of Environmental Management greatly values the service of our community and the surrounding natural systems that we all depend on for our livelihood. This office also values the use of sustainable methods and new technologies to minimize the impact of basic services and infrastructure. We will strive to prioritize our organization's practices and expenditures in order to protect the environment and ensure its enduring viability.
-Ensuring the City’s ongoing compliance with environmental regulations
-Managing the implementation and maintenance of the City’s Environmental and Sustainability Management System (ESMS)
-Administering the City’s Stormwater program, which includes ensuring compliance with the stipulations of the City’s Stormwater permit
-Responding to spills and incidents within the City that threaten environmental health
-Supporting environmentally-based training for City employees
-Responding to citizen inquiries and concerns related to environmental issues