Commissions & Committees

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

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, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Community Development Building, 51 Winburn Way Members (3 year terms expiring April 30)


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Julie Akins Council Liaison 2/5/2019 12/31/2020
Risa Buck Commissioner - Position 1 8/2/2016 4/30/2022
Larry Cooper Commissioner - Position 3 3/19/2019 4/30/2020
Drew Gilliland SOU Representative
Adam Hanks Staff Liaison
Marni Koopman Commissioner - Position 2 8/8/2012 4/30/2022
James McGinnis Commissioner - Position 5 - Chair 6/5/2018 4/30/2021
Marion Moore Commissioner - Position 6 - Vice Chair 1/15/2019 4/30/2021
Jamie Rosenthal Recology Representative
Bryan Sohl Commissioner - Position 4 6/19/2018 4/30/2020
David Sommer ASD Representative

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
10/23/2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission Meeting
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10/31/2019 3:00 PM 4:00 PM Outreach Subcommittee
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October 23

Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission

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