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621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend,
WA 98368

Phone: 360.379.4450
Fax: 360.379.4451


Monday - Thursday
9:00 to 4:30                     

closed 12:00 - 1:00 for lunch

Fridays, Weekends & Holidays Closed


Next CAC meeting:

March 8, 2017; 3:30-5:30 PM

Cotton Building

607 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA

As they become available, the meeting agendas and meeting minutes are posted below in the Documents section.

Climate Action Plan
The Board of County Commissioners and the City Council adopted the Climate Action Plan 2 MB on Monday, November 14, 2011.

Committee Membership:

  • Cindy Jayne (Chair) - Citizen at Large            Term end: August 11, 2017

  • Kathleen Kler - Jefferson County BoCC

  • Deborah Stinson - Port Townsend City Council

  • Barney Burke - Jefferson PUD #1

  • Laura Tucker - Jefferson County Public Health-Green Business

  • Kevin Scott - Port Townsend Paper Mill        Term end: August 11, 2017

  • Tammi Rubert - Jefferson Transit

  • Eric Toews - Industry - Port of Port Townsend

  • Larry Crockett - Industry Alternate - Port of Port Townsend

  • Scott Walker - Non-Motorized Transportation  Term end: August 11, 2016

  • Samatha Thomas - Non-Motorized Transportation Alternate                                  Term end: August 11, 2016            

The Climate Action Committee is responsible for developing strategies to implement the goals specified in Jefferson County Resolution 44-07/City of Port Townsend Resolution 07-22 via the Climate Action Plan.  The plan recommends how to achieve the goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by the year 2050.

Previous Activities
On June 15, 2011, the Climate Action Committee approved the Final Draft Climate Action Plan to send to the Board of County Commissioners and City Council for adoption.  A joint City Council/Board of County Commissioners special meeting was held on July 21, 2011 at 6:30 in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers to discuss the draft Climate Action Plan. 

The following were approved in a joint session of the Port Townsend City Council and the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners on January 12, 2009:

The CAC compiled a public discussion document of Potential Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.  The document was presented at a joint session of the Board of County Commissioners and the Port Townsend City Council on Thursday, June 25, 2009.

The CAC held open houses in Port Townsend, Brinnon and Chimacum to inform the public about the committee’s purpose and activities and to solicit input on the Potential Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

ICLEI Membership

The City of Port Townsend is a member of the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) - Local Governments for Sustainability.  This organization provided both software and technical support for conducting a baseline carbon emissions inventory.  Learn more about ICLEI

Documents - (Large files, namely 1 MB or more, are denoted by green markers)

Directory of Approved CAC Minutes

Directory of Agendas

List of CAC Accomplishments

Community Carbon Emissions Inventory - Final Draft of July 30, 2008

Appendices to Final Carbon Emissions Inventory of July 30, 2008 (also called "worksheets," and dated July 6, 2008): Community, County, City

Jefferson County/City of Port Townsend Joint Resolutions

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Page last updated August 15, 2014


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