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Fredericksburg City Council adopted the Vision and Desired Future States plan for 2016 and declared that Fredericksburg is responsible and modern with a high quality life.

Officials believe they have taken a significant step towards that goal with the recent hiring the city’s first environmental sustainability manager.

Last week, MacKenzie Bellimam was hired as an environmental specialist at the Rappahannock Regional Landfill.

Bellimam will be working in the Environmental Programs Section of the Public Works Department, earning $61,000 per annum.

Our new Sustainability Coordinator will work with community partners and citizens in order to create a clean, attractive area for people to live in, as well as to conserve and protect natural resources and develop sustainable options for the future.

In their 2016 vision, city officials stated that Fredericksburg’s location on Rappahannock River is an compelling reason to think about the environmental impact of any decision.

The City Council adopted a 100% renewable energy resolution in 2019 with the goal of powering all municipal operations using 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.

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