Clackamas board appoints members to climate action task force
The Clackamas Board of County Commissioners has approved the appointment of 20 people to the Community Advisory Task Force that will help guide the county's climate action plan which aims to make Clackamas County carbon neutral by 2050.
The process of formulating the county's climate action plan was initiated in 2020 with the goal of laying out the framework to adopt ambitious climate goals with specific recommendations by 2023.
Sixty-seven applications for the Community Advisory Task Force (CATF) were received from Dec. 9-Jan. 11. County staff vetted each application and prior to making their board-approved recommendations, said they considered representation of the county's various geographic locations, how much time each candidate would have to commit to the work, familiarity and interest in the issue of climate action, expertise in different areas related to the topic and their ability to work with new information and offer balanced perspectives.
The board heard a brief presentation from Dan Johnson, director of transportation and development, on how candidates were selected. Johnson told the board that there are four other positions — one youth member, a transportation technology expert and two ex-officio members representing each one rural and urban city in the county — that are currently unfilled. Johnson said that county staff have people in mind for these positions and will return soon with recommendations.
Below is the list of members appointed by the board to the Climate Action Community Advisory Task Force:
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