Climate Action Committee (CAC)

Meetings


  • Next meeting: Wednesday, February 24, 2021; 3:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Location: online; the Public may call in to listen to the live meeting and speak during public comment periods. A call-in number will be posted. They are tentatively set for 3:40 and 5:10 PM, but please be flexible with the needs of the agenda as issues arise.                                 

Meeting dates in 2021: February 24, April 28, June 23, August 25, October 27, December TBD

The Climate Action Committee is a joint committee of the City of Port Townsend and Jefferson County. The CAC typically meets on even months (Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct., Dec.) on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend and comment at each of the Climate Action Committee meetings. The meeting location varies but is typically within the City limits. For the next scheduled meeting, please visit the City of Port Townsend City Meetings calendar.

The Climate Action Committee hosted two Zoom meetings to roll out to the public the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report that was completed last spring. Recordings of the meetings will be posted shortly.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Current Members (as of August 2020)

  • Position 1: Jefferson County BoCC - Kate Dean
  • Position 2: Port Townsend City Council - Pam Adams
  • Position 3: PUD Number 1 of Jefferson County - Jeff Randall 
  • Position 4: Jefferson County Public Health - Laura Tucker
  • Position 5: Jefferson Healthcare - Chris O’Higgins
  • Position 6: Jefferson Transit - John Bender/Tammi Rupert/Leesa Monroe
  • Position 7: Port of Port Townsend - Eric Toews/Jim Pivarnik
  • Position 8: Port Townsend Paper Corporation - Sam Jones
  • Position 9: Cindy Jayne (Chair) - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Position 10: Shelley Jaye (Vice Chair)
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Position 11: David Wilkinson - Atmospheric science/agriculture/environmental management
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Position 12: Diane McDade
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Position 13: Cara Loriz
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Position 14: Kate Chadwick - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Position 15: Dave Seabrook
    Term expires: December 31, 2021

To apply for a Climate Action Committee position:

The County encourages active participation in local government by soliciting interested citizens to serve on various advisory boards and commissions that make recommendations on specific issues or policies to the Board of County Commissioners and the City Council. Committee members serve for a term of 3 years.

The Climate Action Committee is responsible for developing strategies to implement the goals specified in Jefferson County Resolution 44-07/City of Port Townsend Resolution 07-22 via the Climate Action Plan. The plan recommends how to achieve the goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by the year 2050.

For additional information, click here. To receive an application, please contact Laura Tucker at Ltucker@co.jefferson.wa.us or call 360-379-4491.

Climate Action Plan


The Climate Action Committee is responsible for developing strategies to implement the goals specified in Jefferson County Resolution 44-07/City of Port Townsend Resolution 07-22 via the Climate Action Plan. The plan recommends how to achieve the goal of an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by the year 2050.

The Board of County Commissioners and the City Council adopted the Climate Action Plan on Monday, November 14, 2011.