Sustainability Plan

As part of our commitment to be more sustainable, build creative solutions and solve environmental challenges, the city of Scottsdale is crafting its first Sustainability Plan.

The plan will tie together goals, strategies, implementation plans and metrics for improving sustainability, and provide a vision of a shared future for Scottsdale. Scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022, the Scottsdale Sustainability Plan will align with the vision, values and goals in the recently ratified Scottsdale General Plan 2035.

We Want to Hear from you

The City of Scottsdale is seeking resident input on Scottsdale's draft Sustainability Plan 2022. The Sustainability Plan builds on Scottsdale's legacy of effective, resident-centered governance and sound economic management and seeks to improve the quality of life for all residents, to preserve our Sonoran Desert environment, and to fulfill our responsibility to future generations.

Have ideas about the most important actions the city can take to improve sustainability? Have questions or want to learn more about upcoming events?

Provide Input on Project


  • August 2021

    Contract with Arizona State University's Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability Solutions Service began.

  • November 2021

    “Scottsdale Sustainability Scan Report” completed by ASU

  • December 2021 - May 2022

    Staff workshops

  • May 2022

    Community workshops held on May 16th and 17th

  • May 2022

    Presentations at Scottsdale Environmental Advisory Commission

  • June 15, 2022

    Presentations at Scottsdale Environmental Advisory Commission

  • September 2022

    Sept. 13 - City Council Work Session

  • October 2022

    Draft Plan released for public comment

    Community workshops on Oct. 25 & 27

  • February 2023

    City Council adoption [tentative]

Contact Information

Lisa McNeilly - Sustainability Director
P: 480-312-2831