Climate Action Committee (CAC)

Climate Action Committee Information

Next meeting:  Tuesday, April 23   3-5PM

Location: 

  • In person: In person: Jefferson County Public Health; 615 Sheridan Street, Port Townsend, WA
  • Online; the Public may call in to listen to the live meeting and speak during public comment periods. A call-in number is posted. They are tentatively set for 3:10 and 4:40 PM, but please be flexible with the needs of the agenda as issues arise.  
  • Call in numbers:  (253) 215-8782 (Tacoma)  /   (669) 900-6833 (San Jose)  /  (346) 248-7799 (Houston)
  • Connect to the meeting on Zoom. Clicking on this option will allow you to join the meeting live. You may display your first and last name in your participant frame. Please indicate that you are a member of the public in the chat. If you wish to provide public comment, click on the hand icon at the bottom of the screen to “raise your hand.” Participation will be up to the Chair of the meeting.         
  • Meeting ID: 810 1235 3627            Passcode: 121498
  • Individuals may provide Public Comment using the following methods:
    • Video: Refer to meeting instructions above
    • Audio-only: Refer to meeting instructions above
    • Email: You may submit comments/correspondence to us at: ltucker@co.jefferson.wa.us up through 
       11:59 p.m. the day before the meeting. 
  • Meeting dates for 2024: April 23, June 25, August 27, October 22, December 10

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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 Tuesday of the month from 3-5PM, except for December, which is the second Tuesday. 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 July 2023)

  • Position 1: Jefferson County BoCC - Kate Dean
  • Position 2: Port Townsend City Council - Owen Rowe
  • Position 3: PUD Number 1 of Jefferson County - Jeff Randall 
  • Position 4: Jefferson County Public Health - Laura Tucker
  • Position 5: Jefferson Healthcare - Kees Kolff (Chair)
  • Position 6: Jefferson Transit - Nicole Gauthier / Sara Peck
  • Position 7: Port of Port Townsend - Carol Hasse: primary; Eric Towes: secondary
  • Position 8: Port Townsend Paper Corporation - Michael Clea 
  • Position 9: Cindy Jayne (Vice Chair) - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2026
  • Position 10: Crystie Kisler - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2025
  • Position 11: David Wilkinson - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2025
  • Position 12: Jamie Duyck - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Position 13: Krista Myers - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Position 14: Kate Chadwick - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2026
  • Position 15: Dave Seabrook - Citizen at Large
    Term expires: December 31, 2024

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 an application, click here. For more information, 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.