The Climate and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (CEPAC) shall reflect and represent a wide range of community interests and perspectives. Such interests should include, but not be limited to, climate change and environment, public health, energy efficiency and renewable energy, low and moderate-income households needs, economic development, social equity and sustainable economic development.

The CEPAC shall be responsible for assisting the City in the following:
  1. Making recommendations on strategies, actions and programs related to the implementation and updating of the Climate and Energy Action Plan (CEAP) in furtherance of its climate mitigation and adaption goals and strategies per AMC 9.40, recognizing that the Council may also request advice on other environmental matters from time to time. The issues CEPAC shall advise Council on include, but are not limited to:
    • Recommendations for and any updates to the City's CEAP
    • Modifications to benchmarks, targets or actions contained in the climate plan as needed to incorporate the best available science and practices to achieve the City's climate-related goals and targets
    • The process for considering amendments and updates to the CEAP
    • Monitoring CEAP implementation progress for the community and for the City operations
    • Ensuring that the CEAP incorporates long-term social, economic and environmental goals
    • Climate education
  2. Recommending CEAP implementation steps or improvements on behalf of the community and for City operations.
  3. Providing information to staff and the City Council to ensure that benchmarks, targets or actions develop for, or by the City of Ashland incorporate the best available science and practices to achieve the intended climate or environmental related goals and targets.
  4. Providing recommendations to ensure the City of Ashland’s climate and environmental planning incorporates long-term social, economic and environmental goals, including social equity for low-income households, persons of color, the young and elderly, and those with disabilities.
  5. Educating and advocating for Ashland's environmental goals, including its Community Climate Recovery Goals.
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.

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Climate & Energy Programs
Established Meetings Length of Term
2023 2nd Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Community Development Building at 51 Winburn Way Three Years


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Piper Banks Position 13 - Student Rep 5/16/2023 4/30/2025
Kip (Christopher) Barrett Position 5 4/30/2026
Rick Barth Position 2 - VICE CHAIR 4/30/2025
Colin Bishopp Position 12 5/16/2023 4/30/2025
Sidney Brown Position 9 5/2/2023 4/30/2026
Jeff Dahle Council Liaison
Sharon Dohrmann Position 10 5/2/2023 4/30/2026
Cat Gould Position 11 5/2/2023 4/30/2026
Bob Kaplan Council Liaison
Mark Morrison Position 1 - ASD 2/6/2024 4/30/2025
Keeley Reiners Position 8 3/15/2023 4/30/2025
Kiera Retiz Position 14 - Student Rep 6/6/2023 4/30/2025
Jamie Rosenthal Position 4 - SWF 4/30/2026
Gary Shaff Position 7 4/30/2025
Bryan Sohl Position 6 - CHAIR 4/30/2025
Becs Walker Position 3 - SOU 4/30/2025
Chad Woodward Staff Liaison

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
2/28/2024 3:00 PM 5:00 PM CEPAC Work Session
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