Climate Action Committee (CAC)

Meetings


  • Next meeting: Wednesday, December 9; 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Location: online; the Public may call in to listen to the live meeting and speak during public comment periods. They are tentatively set for 3:40 and 5:10 PM, but please be flexible with the needs of the agenda as issues arise.                                  Meeting ID: 950 6820 9093   Passcode: 788704    Phone numbers: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)       +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)      +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

The Climate Action Committee is a joint committee of the City of Port Townsend and Jefferson County. The CAC typically meets on even months (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.) on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and comment at each of the Climate Action Committee meetings. The meeting location varies but is typically within the City limits. For the next scheduled meeting, please visit the City of Port Townsend City Meetings calendar.

The Climate Action Committee is hosting two Zoom meetings to roll out to the public the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report that was completed last spring. Join the Climate Action Committee and City of Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro to hear about the primary sources of our greenhouse gas emissions in Jefferson County, what progress has been made since the 2005 inventory, and next steps.

  1. Thursday, November 12, Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Location: Zoom link, or call in at 253 215 8782 with Meeting ID: 993 3771 8761 and Passcode 469264
  2. Tuesday, November 17, Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Location: Zoom link, or call in at 253 215 8782 with Meeting ID: 990 7236 7634 and Passcode: 302719

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Current Members (as of August 2020)

  • Position 1: Jefferson County BoCC - Kate Dean
  • Position 2: Port Townsend City Council - Pam Adams
  • Position 3: PUD Number 1 of Jefferson County - Jeff Randall 
  • Position 4: Jefferson County Public Health - Laura Tucker
  • Position 5: Jefferson Healthcare - Chris O’Higgins
  • Position 6: Jefferson Transit - John Bender/Tammi Rupert/Leesa Monroe
  • Position 7: Port of Port Townsend - Eric Toews/Jim Pivarnik
  • Position 8: Port Townsend Paper Corporation - Sam Jones
  • Position 9: Cindy Jayne (Chair) - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Position 10: Shelley Jaye (Vice Chair)
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Position 11: David Wilkinson - Atmospheric science/agriculture/environmental management
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Position 12: Diane McDade
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Position 13: Cara Loriz
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Position 14: Kate Chadwick - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Position 15: Dave Seabrook
    Term expires: December 31, 2021

To apply for a Climate Action Committee position:

The County encourages active participation in local government by soliciting interested citizens to serve on various advisory boards and commissions that make recommendations on specific issues or policies to the Board of County Commissioners and the City Council. Committee members serve for a term of 3 years.

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.

For additional information, click here. To receive an application, please contact Laura Tucker at Ltucker@co.jefferson.wa.us or call 360-379-4491.

Climate Action Plan


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.

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