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Denton, TX – Dr. Camelia Maier, a respected biology professor and herbarium director at Texas Woman’s University (TWU), has been appointed to the City of Denton Sustainability Framework Advisory Committee for a three-year term. This decision aligns with the city’s ongoing efforts to foster a more sustainable and environmentally conscious community.

In 2020, the Denton City Council established a comprehensive sustainability framework, targeting eight key areas: air quality, water, energy, transportation, resiliency, education, solid waste, and land use. The seven-member Advisory Committee, formed as part of this initiative, is responsible for advising the council on these critical sustainability issues.

Dr. Maier’s appointment is a testament to her extensive expertise in various fields, including botany, plant biology, ecology, and environmental biology. Her role at TWU, particularly as chair of the Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden Advisory Committee, underscores her commitment to conservation and sustainable practices. Her involvement in the committee is expected to enhance TWU’s visibility in conservation efforts and foster potential partnerships and collaborations on sustainability.

The Sustainability Framework Advisory Committee, comprising individuals with diverse academic, professional, and volunteer backgrounds, reflects Denton’s commitment to involving citizens in its governance. This approach ensures a variety of perspectives are considered in the city’s decision-making process, particularly in areas critical to Denton’s sustainable development. Dr. Maier’s expertise and experience are poised to make a significant impact on the committee’s work and Denton’s overall sustainability goals.

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