The purpose of Ashland’s Conservation and Climate Outreach Committee is to support the achievement of Ashland's Community Climate Recovery Goals and conservation activities. The Committee shall actively encourage Community entities and individuals to make wise use of resources and make progress toward Ashland's Community Climate Goals as set forth in the most current City Council approved version of the Climate and Energy Action Plan. 

The Conservation and Climate Outreach Committee consists of nine voting members including one representative each from the solid waste franchisee for the City, Southern Oregon University, and the Ashland School District, and six other voting members.

Powers and Duties Generally:
  1. ​Consistent with City policies and procedures, educate and advocate for Ashland's Community Climate Recovery Goals
  2. Consistent with the Climate and Energy Action Plan, make recommendations on strategies, actions, and programs related to the wise and efficient use of resources by all Ashland citizens, including: 
    1. Consumption of goods and services;
    2. Materials management, waste prevention, reduction, and recycling;
    3. Conservation and efficient use of electricity, water, and natural resources; 
    4. Promotion of community, residential, and commercial renewable resources;
    5. Air quality awareness; and 
    6. Climate resilience and preparedness.
For a complete list of the various conservation programs available to residents and businesses within Ashland, please go to

For information on the City's Climate and Energy Action Plan, please go to

Print the Climate Action Card

Commissioners and guests write a monthly column in Ashland's Sneak Preview called the Conservation Corner. Click here for previously published articles.

Please remember that other than staff, the people listed below are volunteers working on behalf of our community and should only be contacted on matters related to their particular commission, committee or board.​

Contact the Conservation and Climate Outreach Committee



Established Meetings Length of Term
1996 Meets 4th Wednesday, 3 to 5 p.m., Community Development Building, 51 Winburn Way Members (3 year terms expiring April 30)


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Vacancy 1 Position 6 4/30/2021
Vacancy 3
Larry Cooper Position 3 3/19/2019 4/30/2023
Mayor Tonya Graham Council Liaison
Kate Kennedy Commissioner
Marni Koopman Position 2 8/8/2012 4/30/2026
Mary McClary Staff Liaison
James McGinnis Position 5 6/5/2018 4/30/2024
Anya Moore ASD Representative
Jamie Rosenthal Recology Representative
Rebecca Walker SOU Representative - Chair

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