Bringing unique perspectives and varied experiences, the Sustainability Committee was formed to guide the planning process. The committee hopes to achieve the following goals by the end of the planning process:

  1. Support an inclusive community engagement process that results in a sustainability plan that aligns with Town of Concord goals with broad community support.
  2. Contribute to the development of an implementable sustainability plan, including the overall vision, aspirational goals, and specific strategies within short, medium, and long-term targets.
  3. Build on CFPL’s past and current efforts to align the Library Corporation with community, town, state, and global sustainability goals and mandates.

Chair: Elise Woodward
Elise is an architect and long-standing resident of Concord, former member of the Select Board, and co-chair of the Comprehensive Long Range Plan Committee. She is committed to integrated sustainable choices in her work, her family life, and in Concord.


Jeff Adams
Jeff Adams is a Trustee and Chair of the Building Committee. He is the owner and President of J.W. Adams Construction, Inc. Jeff is an active volunteer in his community having served as a soccer, hockey, and baseball coach, president of Concord Youth Soccer, and a founding member and leader of the Friends of Concord-Carlisle Fields Committee to help establish the Danner DeStephano Scholarship Fund at Concord Recreation. Jeff has served on a town committee, commission, or task force since 1999 beginning with his volunteer service on the Public Works Commission, and then sharing his expertise in building, planning, and construction as a member of many Town of
Concord committees, including the Public Works Committee, Landfall Study Committee, Planning Board, Community Preservation Committee, Estabrook Woods Access Committee, and Natural Resources Committee.

Michael Bellefeuille
In his role at Johnson Roberts, Michael has been working on the main library expansion project for several years and is very excited to see the project begin construction soon. On this project and in all his work, Michael is particularly interested in balancing contemporary needs and environmental sustainability with the craft of building and local context. He lives in Boston with his wife and young son

Maggie Bowers
Maggie is a Junior at Concord-Carlisle High School where she takes part in the Green Team and the Compost Crew. Maggie has loved visiting the library ever since she was little.

Reni Cunningham
Reni works at the Library. She lives in Carlisle with her husband and two children. She started working at the Library in the Circulation Department five years ago and has been a Project Specialist for the past year. She graduated in December with a Master of Library Science and looks forward to connecting sustainability and librarianship in Concord.

Marcy Bouley Eckel
Marcy has been the Director of Development for the Library Corporation for seven years, focusing on annual fundraising, programming, and capital campaign planning. She lives in Stow with her family and serves as a Library Trustee for the Randall Library.

Kate Hanley
As Director of Sustainability for the Town of Concord, Kate works to reduce GHG emissions community-wide. Sustainability is a team effort and the best part of the job is collaborating with the community to implement sustainability initiatives

Lindsay Howard
Lindsay is a recruiting and development manager for an Intellectual Property Law Firm in Boston. She has been a life long library user and has recently enjoyed getting involved in the library as more than a patron serving as a member of the Library Committee for three years

Rick Johnson
Rick has been a resident of Concord since 1975. He is a former member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Natural Resources Commission, and Open Space Planning Committee. He is a retired environmental lawyer

Alice Kaufman
During her long tenure at the U.S. EPA, Alice worked in many areas of environmental protection and sustainability. She is a Board Chair of the Millennium Institute, a small global NGO helping emerging countries develop strategies to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She also served on Concord’s Zoning Board of Appeals and Select Board and is currently on the Concord Municipal Light Board.