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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Notice of Recruitment for New Climate Action Committee

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NOTICE OF RECRUITMENT FOR CLIMATE ACTION COMMITTEE

The Corte Madera Town Council is requesting applications from Corte Madera residents and members of the greater business and education community, who may be interested in serving on the newly formed Climate Action Committee, as announced by the Town Council at its December 3, 2019 meeting, which will focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation. 

The Climate Action Committee is a temporary Committee of the Town Council that will be comprised of the Town Manager, Vice Mayor Eli Beckman, Councilmember David Kunhardt and several community members (number to be determined based upon interest and effectiveness). It is anticipated that this Climate Action Committee will meet for approximately one year.  The responsibility of the Committee will be to suggest, and potentially implement, means and methods to publicize actions now needed to lessen greenhouse gas emissions, furthering the goals addressed by the Town’s Climate Action Plan and Climate Adaptation Plan and fully implementing the programs outlined in both plans.  

Initial suggested steps include but are not limited to: 

  • Preparation of a Climate Emergency Resolution for potential Council action
  • Holding a student-led Town Hall on climate issues & solutions
  • Advancement of a local campaign promoting electric vehicles and the switch to electric heat and appliances
  • Engagement of the business community in climate mitigation actions
  • Further educational outreach.  

The Committee will set its own goals and generate public engagement in these and other solutions.

Community members with public policy background, climate action experience, environmental and/or marketing and communication expertise are especially encouraged to apply. The Committee will set its meeting schedule once formed, with the expectation of meeting monthly, or as needed, to fulfill the Committee’s responsibility. The Committee will report back to the Town Council by the end of 2020 with its recommendations for additional action and/or continuing programs or staffing requests.

Interested community members may apply by obtaining an application from the Town’s website at http://townofcortemadera.org/494/Commission-or-Committee-Appointment, by calling 415-927-5085, via email at rvaughn@tcmmail.org or by visiting the Town offices at 300 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925, between the hours of 8a.m.-12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.    Please include a brief statement of background and interest with your application.

FIRST REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL TAKE PLACE THE WEEK OF JANUARY 27th. 

Completed applications may be sent via email to rvaughn@tcmmail.org or mailed/delivered to Town Hall (300 Tamalpais Dr., Corte Madera, CA 94925).

Rebecca Vaughn, Town Clerk

Dated: January 8, 2020

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