Environmental Justice

The Environmental Justice Department (EJD) was created to improve the environment and public health of Seat Pleasant: a Smart City of Excellence. It is comprised of four agencies within its portfolio, Public Works, Waste Management, Special Operations and Environmental Inspection, and has 9 dedicated employees.

The EJD will work toward developing programming and systems of broad range strategic, scientific, technological, regulatory, community engagement, and economic issues related to the environment.

  1. Agencies
  2. Helpful Resources

Public Works

Public Works provides essential services to the citizens of the City of Seat Pleasant in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Public Works, through its dedicated employees, strives to plan, design, build, maintain, and operate public infrastructure in a manner that respects the environment and the ability of government to adequately preserve these assets for succeeding generations with the ultimate goal of becoming a Smart City.

Waste Management

The Department of Waste Management (WMD) in compliance with the EJD works to ensure services are dispensed to residents of Seat Pleasant in a timely and efficient manner. The WMD works with businesses already within the city to promote cleaner streets, healthier homes, and reduced and recycled waste. The WMD informs residents in a clear and transparent way to effectively meet waste management schedules, asset waste emergencies, and reduce harm to the environment through the use of 24-hour service requests via the My SeatPleasant Mobile App in addition to regular service schedules.

Special Operations

The Special Operations Department assists and works to promote all entities of the EJD through the maintenance and care of city resources, fleet vehicles, and overall implementation of the EJD mission. Special Ops is also responsible for the support of the Smart City Transformation across all units within the environmental justice department using the CCC platform's precise data analytics and reporting. Special Ops is able to work closely with each department in the enforcement of a Green Seat Pleasant.

Environmental Inspection

As a part of the EJD, the office of Environmental Inspection fights against environmental injustices throughout the city by ensuring the city, the residents, and businesses are in compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines. Members of the EID navigate the City to enforce healthier and more green systems throughout. EID works to assess environmental risks, reduce waste, and promote environmental wellness for all citizens.