Alert: Jackson County is off the Governor's watch list, but still in Phase 2 of reopening. Please continue to wear your face masks in indoor and outdoor public spaces. Get more updates, cancelations, and resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) here.

Commissions & Committees

***Please Note***

The City Administrator suspended all non-essential regular City Committee/Commission meetings on March 12, 2020, as a precautionary and preventive measure for COVID-19. Commission meetings are now allowed to be held at the discretion of their liaison department. 

​Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission meetings are being held electronically until further notice. Refer to the agenda for information on how to submit written testimony and view the meetings live.

The purpose of Ashland’s Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission is to support the achievement of Ashland's Community Climate Recovery Goals and conservation activities. The Commission 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 Commission 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 Commission

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 Commissioner - Position 6 4/30/2021
Risa Buck Commissioner - Position 1 Vice Chair 8/2/2016 4/30/2022
Larry Cooper Commissioner - Position 3 3/19/2019 4/30/2023
Stu Green Staff Liaison
Marni Koopman Commissioner - Position 2 8/8/2012 4/30/2022
James McGinnis Commissioner - Position 5 6/5/2018 4/30/2021
Steve Mitzel Interim Ashland School District Representative
Jamie Rosenthal Recology Representative
Stefani Seffinger Council Liaison 11/13/2019 12/31/2020
Bryan Sohl Commissioner - Position 4 6/19/2018 4/30/2023
Rebecca Walker SOU Representative - Chair

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
9/23/2020 3:00 PM 5:00 PM Electronic Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission Meeting
Details »

Agendas & Minutes

September 23

Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission

Online City Services

Customer Central Online Payment Center
Connect to
Ashland Fiber Network
Request Conservation
Proposals, Bids
& Notifications
Request Building
Building Permit
Apply for Other
Permits & Licenses
Register for
Recreation Programs

©2020 City of Ashland, OR | Site Handcrafted in Ashland, Oregon by Project A




twitter facebook Email Share
back to top