On November 4, 2021, the Tompkins County Legislature renewed the Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board for another three-year term and expanded its membership to 11 seats.
The Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board is charged with providing expert input to the Legislature on regulatory initiatives and successful community programs relating to energy and climate change, as well as emerging energy efficiency, renewables, and climate adaptation technologies. The advisory board will continue to assist the County in engaging with state policymakers and regulators, utility staff, municipal leaders, developers, businesses, and community groups to set Tompkins County government and the wider Tompkins County community on a successful course to meeting the greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act and the Tompkins County Energy Strategy as quickly as is fiscally and economically feasible.
The County is currently recruiting to fill at least four vacant seats on the Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board. Tompkins County residents are invited to apply no later than December 6, 2021. Apply using the short application form here or call the Legislature office at 607-274-5434. Applicants should explain on the application the expertise they bring to the advisory board.
For more information about the Tompkins County Climate and Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, please contact Darby Kiley at the Tompkins County Department of Planning and Sustainability, email@example.com (607) 274-5560.
The Tompkins County Legislature appoints members to over 40 advisory boards. Members of these boards serve on a voluntary basis in an advisory capacity to the Tompkins County Legislature and represent various constituencies from throughout Tompkins County.
Any Tompkins County resident is encouraged to browse our list of boards and submit a completed application to be considered for appointment. It is Tompkins County’s goal to have a full roster of diverse individuals working towards the betterment of the entire County.
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