Media Release

Climate Communities Event

Thursday, July 9, 2009 2:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Commissioner and Florida Association of Counties (FAC) President Rodney J. Long will co-host the July 27, 2009 "Climate Communities" event that runs in parallel with the Nashville National Association of Counties (NACo) conference.  Of the ten co-hosting elected representatives from across the United States, Florida holds three positions, matched only by California in leadership. 

Alachua County is a member of the Climate Communities advocacy group, a coalition of local governments dedicated to engaging federal policymakers about the role of counties and cities dealing with climate change while encouraging intergovernmental partnerships that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

As of December 2008, the Alachua County Commission has unanimously endorsed Climate Communities Climate Action Blue Print and has signed a proclamation in support of National Climate Action Week which emphasizes the need for federal funding for local energy conservation projects, green collar jobs and energy independence.   

For more information, contact Alachua County Sustainability Program Manager Sean McLendon at 352-548-3765.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).