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***Please Note***

The City Administrator has suspended all non-essential regular City Committee/Commission meetings beginning March 12, 2020, as a precautionary and preventive measure for COVID-19. Non-essential meetings are defined as anything not having a state or federal timeline for funding. As a result, most Commissions will not be meeting until further notice. The goal is to keep City employees healthy so that they can continue providing essential functions to our citizens.
 
Staff is currently working on the technical details of facilitating electronic meetings for the City Council and Planning Commission and that is the priority.   Once that is worked out staff will turn efforts to helping facilitate regular Commission and Committee meetings as needed.
 

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 www.ashland.or.us/conserve

For information on the City's Climate and Energy Action Plan, please go to www.ashland.or.us/climateplan

 

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

Members

Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
VACANCY 1 Commissioner - Position 6 4/30/2021
Risa Buck Commissioner - Position 1 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 - Chair 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

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
7/22/2020 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Electronic Conservation and Climate Outreach Commission Meeting
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