The Kent Environmental Council was founded in Kent, Ohio, in 1970 as an incorporated 501(c)(4) citizen advocacy group under Ohio law.
Read our ByLaws (updated in January, 2023).
KEC focuses its volunteer efforts in four areas: advocacy, education, engagement and networking. As an advocate, KEC supports measures and initiatives that support a livable, sustainable environment. It also works to educate its members and the public asking questions and starting conversations about environmental issues. In the area of engagement, KEC works with stakeholders and policy-makers in the development of environmentally sound and sustainable public policies. A final element is networking with like-minded groups for more effective regional planning and environmental action, and in open events via the Crooked River Environmental Network.
KEC’s philosophy is based on the following beliefs:
Some examples of programs the organization has worked for and achieved include:
KEC operates on an annual budget of approximate $5,000 and is governed by an Executive Board that meets monthly, usually on the third Wednesday via Zoom. An Annual Meeting is held in January or February. A newsletter is published about six times per year online. A spring and fall forum is sponsored each year on relevant environmental topics and issues. Membership is on an annual basis.