Citizens Needed for Citizen Climate Advisory Committee

The Joint Water and Climate Policy Board is seeking applications to fill four openings for the Citizen Climate Advisory Committee (CCAC). The CCAC meets in person at the Grace Knight Conference Room on the third Monday of each month. The deadline to apply is July 14, 2023.

The CCAC provides an opportunity for citizen involvement in climate change issues and concerns affecting Alachua County, the City of Gainesville, and the surrounding municipalities. The committee advises the Joint Water and Climate Policy Board on bold and innovative climate adaptation and mitigation strategies, policies, and target goals. The primary task of the CCAC is to advise on creating a Countywide Climate Action Plan that will guide policy and decision-making in multiple jurisdictions. The committee will also engage with relevant stakeholders, agencies, non-profits, and the community to ensure that neighborhoods and communities most impacted or disadvantaged by climate change are considered in developing policy recommendations and action strategies.

The committee also assists the County, Gainesville, and other municipalities within Alachua County in promoting greater community awareness of climate-related issues and involvement in government climate resiliency initiatives. Terms are usually for three years. The Joint Water and Climate Policy Board is tentatively scheduled to select new CCAC members at their next meeting at 1 p.m. on August 7, 2023. The meeting agenda and backup materials, including information on candidates up for selection, will be available online. Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide their input on candidates during the Public Comment portion of the August 7 meeting.

Interested residents may apply online (click on the Vacancies tab and scroll down the page to the Citizen Climate Advisory Committee). 

For more information, contact County Liaison to the CCAC Stephen Hofstetter at 352-264-6811.

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