Climate and Environment Council

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The Climate and Environment Council (CEC) is a new, collaborative, action-oriented committee that will guide the implementation of the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan. This new committee will be jointly supported by MARC and Climate Action KC.

Next Meeting

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Color: Green

 
December 16, 2022 | 09:00 am

This Climate Environment Council meeting will be held in person. 

Core functions

To move the implementation of the Kansas City Regional Climate Action Plan forward, the CEC will set a broad agenda on climate resilience and sustainability. The council’s work will focus on the following core functions to carry out this purpose.

  • Strategy: Develop near-term regional climate action work plans.
  • Coordination: Prioritize, support and coordinate specific policy, technical and action plans among various organizations and committees.
  • Alignment: Align planning and existing initiatives with funding opportunities.
  • Tracking: Develop and track metrics that measure progress toward climate resilience and sustainability goals.
  • Action: Conceptualize and bring energy to new initiatives and capacities.
Committee Documents
Publication Date

2022 CEC Members

Alexis Gatson
Resident, Kansas City, Missouri

Amanda Odell
Black and Veatch

Andy Savastino
Office of Environmental Quality, City of Kansas City, Missouri

Lara Isch
Office of Environmental Quality, City of Kansas City, Missouri

Angelica Duckworth
LivZero, LLC

Arthur C. Smith
Liberty Public Schools

Ashley Eusey
Hoefer Welker

Brien Darby
Cultivate KC

Chelsee Newkirk
City of Overland Park, Kansas

Christina Engemann
Spire

Damien Boley (Co-chair)
City of Smithville, Missouri/ MARC Board of Directors

Dana Knapp
ArtsKC

David Johnson
Resident, Kansas City, Missouri

Emily Randel
City of Mission, Kansas

Erica Flores
Re-AMP Network

Gayle Bergman
Unified Government Public Health Dept.

Gloria M. Fisher
Westside Housing Organization

Ian Fannin-Hughes
Johnson County Stormwater Management

Jackson Ward
Johnson County Dept. of Health & Environment

Jennifer Gunby
US Green Building Council

Jesse Crupper
KEM Studio

Adam Timmerman
Greater KC Chamber

Kevin Kennedy
Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Kim Winslow
Evergy

Ben Postlethwait
Evergy

Kristy Baughman
United Community Services of Johnson County

Lisa Maione
Kansas City Art Institute

Mary Nguyen
Heifer International

Mathew Robinson
Center for Economic Info at UMKC

Matthew Waggoner
Scripps/ KSHB

Michelle Kriks
Johnson County, Kansas

Mike Kelly (Co-Chair)
Roeland Park, Kansas/ Climate Action KC

Miriam Bouallegue
Metropolitan Energy Center

Philippa Cross
Barkley

Ryan T. Evans
SunSmart Technologies

Sherri Dyan Tauheed
Swope Health Services

Will Neds
HDR, Inc.